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Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)

 

MHSOAC RESPONSIBILITIES

Review of MHSA Programs

The MHSOAC oversees the MHSA funded programs and services through the counties’ annual updates.  Counties submit updates every year to reflect the status of programs and services in their counties.

Evaluations

The MHSOAC has a statutory mandate to evaluate how MHSA funding has been used, what outcomes have resulted, and how to improve services and programs.


Research

The MHSOAC supports collaborative research efforts to develop and implement improved tools and methods for program improvement and evaluation statewide.


Triage

County triage personnel provide linkages and services to what may be the first mental health contact for someone in crisis. Crisis services are provided at shelters, jails, clinics and hospital emergency rooms to help link a person to appropriate services.


Stakeholder Contracts

Statewide stakeholder advocacy contracts are focused on supporting the mental health needs of consumers, children and transition aged youth, veterans, racial and ethnic minority communities and their families through education, advocacy, and outreach efforts.


Commission Projects

The MHSOAC selects special project topics and under the direction of a subcommittee of Commissioners, conducts research through discussion, review of academic literature, and interviews with those closely affected by the topic to formulate recommendations for administrative or legislative changes.


Technical Assistance & Training

The MHSOAC offers technical assistance and training to counties, providers, clients and family members, and other stakeholders to support the goals of the MHSA and specific responsibilities of the Commission, such as review of counties’ MHSA-funded Innovative Program Plans.
 

Address:  1325 J Street, Suite 1700

                Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:     (916) 445-8696

Fax:          (916) 445-4927

Email:      MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov

Executive Director

Name:  Toby Ewing

Phone:  (916) 445-8696

Fax:  (916) 445-4927

Email:  Toby.Ewing@mhsoac.ca.gov

Mission Statement

The MHSOAC's mission is to provide vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. Hold public mental health systems accountable. Provide oversight for eliminating disparities; promote wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensure positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.

Agency Overview

The role of the MHSOAC is to oversee the implementation of the MHSA.   The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma.  At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy. 

The MHSOAC oversees the Adults and Older Adults Systems of Care Act; Human Resources; Innovative Programs; Prevention & Early Intervention Programs; and the Children’s Mental Health Services Act. The Commission replaced the advisory committee which had been established pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5814.

MHSOAC: Public Mental Health Meetings

Commission Chair

Name:  Lynn Ashbeck

Constituency: Health Care Services

Commission Vice Chair

Name:  Mara Madrigal-Weiss

Constituency: Education

Commission Meetings

Phone:  (916) 445-8696

Email:  MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9 am - 4:00 pm.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the MHSOAC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Client and Family

Leadership Committee

Cultural and Linguistic

Competency Committee

Phone:  (916) 445-8696

Email:  MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov

Committee Chair: Gladys Mitchell

Constituency: Public Health Care Services

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place on the third Thursday every other month from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Meeting Location:  

1325 J Street, Suite 1700

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:  (916) 445-8696

Email:  MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov

Committee Chair: Reneeta Anthony

Constituency: Private Business Sector

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday every other month from 9 am - 12 pm.

Meeting Location:  

1325 J Street, Suite 1700

Sacramento, CA 95814

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

 

Address:  1500 Capitol Ave

                Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:     (916) 440-7548

Email:      MHOmbudsmanoffice@dhcs.ca.gov

Executive Director

Name:  Bradley P. Gilbert, MD, MPP

Mission Statement

​The mission of DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.

DHCS RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage Medi-Cal Program Oversight

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government.​

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Services

Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Division (MCBHD) administers, oversees, and monitors the Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) and Drug Medi-Cal programs. The SMHS program provides medically ​necessary services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) program provides medically necessary substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.


Mental Health Block Grants

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides grant funds to establish or expand an organized community-based system of care for providing non-Title XIX mental health services to children with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and adults with serious mental illness (SMI).


California's Behavioral Health Planning Council

The California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC) is a majority Consumer and Family member advisory body to state and local government, the Legislature, and residents of California on mental health services in California.


Quality Improvement

DHCS monitors the quality of care provided to its members in a number of ways.  Here are links to different types of reports that have been developed to monitor DHCS programs and the quality of care provided to our members.


Stakeholder Committees

The DHCS Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee (BH-SAC) is a broad-based body to disseminate information and receive coordinated input regarding DHCS behavioral health activities. It was created as part of the ongoing DHCS effort to integrate behavioral health (BH) with the rest of the health care system, and incorporates existing groups that have advised DHCS on behavioral health topics.


Ombudsman Services

An Ombudsman is a person in a government agency to whom people can go to for assistance with navigating the programs or policies of the agency. 

The Medi-Cal Managed Care and Mental Health Office of the Ombudsman help resolve problems from a neutral standpoint to ensure that our members receive all medically necessary covered services and information for which plans are contractually responsible.

Agency Overview

DHCS funds health care services for about 13.5 million Medi-Cal members. About one-third of Californians receive health care services financed or organized by DHCS, making the department the largest health care purchaser in California.  Our success is made possible only through collaboration and cooperation with other state agencies, counties, and partners as we invest more than $100 billion for the care of low-income families, children, pregnant women, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

 

Among the programs administered by DHCS, some of which are mandated by the federal government and others required by state law, are California Children’s Services; Child Health and Disability Prevention program; the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program; the Newborn Hearing Screening Program; the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment program; Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Every Woman Counts, and Coordinated Care Management. DHCS also administers programs for underserved Californians, including farm workers and American Indian communities.

DHCS: Public Mental Health Meetings

California Behavioral Health Planning Council Meetings

Contact Person:  Jane Adcock

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Jane.Adcock@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Bradley Gilbert

Email:  BehavioralHealthSAC@dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the BH-SAC Website to confirm the next meeting schedule.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the BH-SAC Website to confirm each meeting's location.

California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC)

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Wellness and Recovery

Wellness and recovery may be achieved through multiple pathways that support an individual to live a fulfilled life and reach their full potential. 

Resiliency Across the lifespan

Resilience emerges when individuals of all ages are empowered and supported to cope with life events.


Advocacy and Education

Effective advocacy for policy change statewide starts with educating the public and decision makers on behavioral health issues.


Consumer and Family Voice

Individuals and family members are included in all aspects of policy development and system delivery.


Cultural Humility and Responsiveness

Services must be delivered in a way that is responsive to the needs of California’s diverse populations and respects all aspects of an individual’s culture. 


Parity and System Accountability

A quality public behavioral health system includes stakeholder input, parity and performance measures that improve services and outcomes. 

Address:  PO Box 997413

                Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Phone:     (916) 701-8211

Email:      Gabriella.Sedano@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Executive Director

Name:  Jane Adcock

Email: Jane.Adcock@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Mission Statement

​To review, evaluate and advocate for an accessible and effective behavioral health system.

CBHPC Overview

The California Behavioral Health Planning Council is mandated by federal and state statute to advocate for children with serious emotional disturbances and adults and older adults with serious mental illness; to review and report on the public behavioral health system; participate in statewide planning, and to advise the Legislature on priority issues.

Since the 1960s California has had a statewide advisory board operating independently from the State Department of Mental Health (now the Department of Health Care Services) to provide public input into mental health policy development and planning.  The California Mental Health Planning Council, was established in state statute in 1993 in response to the realignment of mental health program responsibility and funding.  In addition to establishing a dedicated funding base for mental health services, realignment provided county governments with greater autonomy and flexibility in managing their local mental health programs. The Planning Council was designed to be an appropriate structure for public input, planning, and evaluation of performance indicators for mental health programs under realignment  and tasked with specific duties to meet those responsibilities. In 2018, the California Mental Health Planning Council was renamed the California Behavioral Health Planning Council.

CBHPC: Public Mental Health Meetings

California Behavioral Health Planning Council Quarterly Meetings

Contact Person:  Jane Adcock

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Jane.Adcock@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Executive Committee

Contact Person:  Jane Adcock

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Jane.Adcock@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Workforce and Education Committee

Contact Person:  Justin Boese

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Justin.Boese@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Housing and Homelessness Committee

Contact Person:  Eva Smith

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Eva.Smith@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Systems and Medicaid Committee

Patient's Rights Committee

Contact Person:  Ashneek Manua

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Ashneek.Nanua@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Contact Person:  Justin Boese

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Justin.Boese@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Legilsative Committee

Contact Person:  Naomi Ramirez

Phone:  (916) 701-8211

Email:  Naomi.Ramirez@cbhpc.dhcs.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place for 3 days in the third week of January, April, June, and October.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CBHPC Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

 

California Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions (CALBHBC)

Address:  717 K Street, Suite 427

                Sacramento, CA 95814

Email:      info@calbhbc.com

Executive Director

Name:  Theresa Comstock

Email:   info@calbhbc.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the California Association of Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions (CALBHB/C) is to support the work of California’s 59 local mental/behavioral health boards and commissions by providing resources, training, and opportunities for communication and state-wide advocacy.

CALBHBC 2020 GOALS

Provide Information and Guidance

Provide information, guidance, and training to local MHB/BHBs to improve efficiency and effectiveness in carrying out mandated roles and responsibilities as set forth in Welfare & Institutions Code 5604 et seq. of the State of California.

Convene Members 

Convene members from local boards and commissions for the purpose of communication, collaboration, and organized advocacy.


Advocacy

Advocate for the best system of behavioral health care to include culturally competent, evidence-based, recovery-focused treatment and services for all behavioral health consumers, including the unserved and underserved, within the confines of 501c3 status eligibility.


Collaboration

Collaborate with agencies of similar intent such as the California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC), the California Behavioral Health Directors’ Association (CBHDA), and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), and statewide advocacy organizations, such as Mental Health America, CA and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) CA.

CALBHBC Overview

Local boards are responsible for reviewing community mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems, and serve in an advisory capacity to local governing bodies and local mental/behavioral health directors per CA Welfare and Institutions Code 5604.2.
 

CALBHB/C membership is comprised of California’s 59 local mental/behavioral health boards and commissions. Members include MHBs from 58 counties (two counties work together as one entity), plus the City of Berkeley Mental Health Commission and the Tri-City Mental Health Board.

 

Members of local boards are appointed by their board of supervisors or governing body. At least 50% of local board members must be individuals with lived experience of mental illness (aka “consumers”) or family members of consumers. MHB membership should reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities served.

 

Local boards and commissions are located in five different regions: Superior, Central, Bay Area, Southern and Los Angeles (Regions coincide with the County Behavioral Health Directors Association regions).

CALBHBC: Public Mental Health Meetings

County Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions

Contact Person:

Each County's MHSA Coordinator

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Review each county's details in our Local Advocacy Directory

Meeting Location:  

Please review each county's details in our Local Advocacy Directory

 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

Address:  2020 West El Camino Ave, Suite 800

                Sacramento, CA 95833

Address:  355 South Grand Ave, Suite 1900

                Los Angeles, CA 90071

Executive Director

Name:  Marko Mijic

Phone:  (916)326-3600

Email:   OSHPDDO@oshpd.ca.gov

Mission Statement

OSHPD advances safe, quality healthcare environments through innovative and responsive services and information that:

  • Finance emerging needs

  • Ensure safe facilities

  • Support informed decisions

  • Cultivate a dynamic workforce

OSHPD DIVISIONS

Administrative Services

Provides business and contract services, Small Business and DVBE Advocate, fiscal support, and human resource services.

Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance  

Administers the California Health Facility Construction Loan Insurance Program and provides credit enhancement for eligible nonprofit healthcare facilities when they borrow money for capital needs.


Facilities Development

Regulates the design and construction of healthcare facilities to ensure they are safe and capable of providing services to the public.


Healthcare Workforce Development

Collects, analyzes, and publishes data about California’s healthcare workforce and health professional training, identifies areas of the state in which there are shortages of health professionals and service capacity, and coordinates with other state departments in addressing the unique medical care issues facing California’s rural areas.

Health Professions Education Foundation

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships, loan repayments, and programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas.

Information Services

Integrates and centralizes enterprise data operations with healthcare analytics, using common technology infrastructure to improve data accessibility and usage to better serve all OSHPD clients and stakeholders. OSHPD produces datasets and data products from a variety of sources, including reports submitted to OSHPD by nearly 7,000 licensed healthcare facilities as well as facility construction and healthcare workforce data managed in the administration of OSHPD programs.

OSHPD Overview

California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California’s healthcare infrastructure.

OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.

OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California’s not-for-profit healthcare facilities.

OSHPD: Public Mental Health Meetings

Healthcare Payments Data Review Committee

Committee Chair:  Ken Stuart

Email:  hpd@oshpd.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month.

 

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Hospital Building Safety Boards

Board Executive Director:  Ken Yu

Email:  ken.yu@oshpd.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Meetings take place on multiple times each month.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each meeting's location.

Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees

Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

Board Chair:  Caryn Rizell

Email:  hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting schedule.

 

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Committee Chair: 

Juan Ruiz, M.D., Dr.PH, M.P.H.

Email:  Cphs-Mail@oshpd.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting schedule.

 

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission

Commission Chair: 

William Henning, DO

Email:  SongBrown@oshpd.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting schedule.

 

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the OSHPD Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

 

Address:  PO Box 997377

                MS 0500

                Sacramento, CA 05899-77

Phone:     (916) 558-1784

Executive Director

Name:  Dr. Sonia Y. Angell

Phone:  (916) 558-1700

Email:  cdph.internetadmin@cdph.ca.gov

Mission Statement

To advance the health and well-being of California's diverse people and communities. 

CDPH ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

The essential functions of the Department are critical to the health and wellbeing of people and communities. CDPH's fundamental responsibilities are comprehensive in scope and include infectious disease control and prevention, food safety, environmental health, laboratory services, patient safety, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, family health, health equity and vital records and statistics.

 

CDPH's key activities and services include protecting people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like Zika virus, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, and providing reliable and accurate public health laboratory services and information about health threats.

 

Other critical services include providing nutritional support to low-income women, infants and children, and screening newborns and pregnant women for genetic diseases. CDPH also works to ensure the safety of food and bottled water, helps reduce smoking and its impacts and works to prevent chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma and obesity.

 

The Department also protects patient safety in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, maintains birth and death certificates and prepares for, and responds to public health emergencies.

 

CDPH works continuously to reduce health and mental health disparities among vulnerable and underserved communities to achieve health equity throughout California. 

CDPH Overview

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CDPH: Public Mental Health Meetings

Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee

Commission Chair: 

Sarah De Guia, JD

Email:  ohe@cdph.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the CDPH Website to confirm each month's meeting schedule.

 

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CDPH Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

 

Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH)

Address:  9272 Laguna Springs Dr

                Bldg G, Suite 302

                Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone:     (916) 323-6001

Email:      CCJBH@cdcr.ca.gov

Executive Officer

Name:  Stephanie Welch

Phone:  (916) 324-7021

Email:   Stephanie.Welch@cdcr.ca.gov

Mission Statement

The leaders in criminal justice and behavioral health participating in this effort strive to end the criminalization of individuals with mental illness by supporting proven strategies that promote early intervention, access to effective treatments, a planned re-entry and the preservation of public safety.

CCJBH VISION

A true shift in the paradigm between criminal justice and behavioral health will embody an effective jail diversion system that fosters an ongoing and successful exchange of information among courts, criminal justice agencies, behavioral health professionals, government and non-government organizations to achieve a substantial positive change in the way individuals with mental illness are treated in our communities.

CCJBH Overview

The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) is a 12-member council chaired by the Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and is comprised of the Department of State Hospitals (DSH), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and appointed expert representatives from the criminal justice and behavioral health fields such as probation, court officers and mental health care professionals. CCJBH serves as a resource to assist and advise the administration and legislature on best practices to reduce the incarceration of youth and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs) with a focus on prevention, diversion and re-entry strategies.

CCJBH: Public Mental Health Meetings

Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Meetings

Council Chair: Ralph Diaz

Email:  CCJBH@cdcr.ca.gov

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the CCJB Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CCJB Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

 
 

California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

CalMHSA PROGRAMS

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)

The Statewide PEI Project is publicly known as Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement, which represents an umbrella name and vision to amplify individual efforts from the county and other organizations that are taking place across California under a united movement to reduce stigma and discrimination and prevent suicides.

Innovation Tech Suite Project

The Innovation Technology Suite Project (INN Tech Suite Project) is being administered by CalMHSA on behalf of participating member counties. This is a three-year demonstration project which is funded and directed by counties. The primary purpose of this INN Tech Suite Project is to increase access to mental health care and support and to promote early detection of mental health symptoms, or even predict the onset of mental illness. Through the utilization of multiform-factor devices, such as smart phones, tablets and laptops, as a mode of connection and treatment to reach people who are likely to go either unserved or underserved by traditional mental health care, project services will focus on prevention, early intervention, family and social support to decrease the need for psychiatric hospital and emergency care service.

State Hospitals

In April 2012 at the CalMHSA Annual Strategic Planning Session, the Board directed staff to work with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA) to explore the feasibility of the JPA acting on behalf of counties to develop an annual purchase agreement for statewide utilization of state hospitals beds with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as provided under sections 4330 et seq. of WIC. 

Grants

CalMHSA has coordinated with several counties to offer funding to local organizations and individuals, through which to perform community engagement activities that help raise awareness and offer services relating to mental health and wellness. 

Suicide Prevention Hotline

CalMHSA contracted with Kings View Behavioral Health to operate the Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline with specialized support and outreach provided to the seven contributing counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare.

CalMHSA has also contracted with Suicide Prevention of Yolo County to operate the Northern Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, supporting the counties of Butte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Nevada, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

Address:  3043 Gold Canal Dr, Suite 200

                Rancho Cordova, CA 05670

Phone:     (855) 226-4572

Email:      info@calmhsa.org

Executive Director

Name:  John E. Chaquica, CPA, MBA, ARM

Phone:  (916) 859-4800

Fax:      (916) 859-4805

Email:   john.chaquica@calmhsa.org

Mission Statement

The mission of CalMHSA is to provide member counties a flexible, efficient, and effective administrative/fiscal structure focused on collaborative partnerships and pooling efforts in:

  • Development and implementation of common strategies and programs

  • Fiscal integrity, protections, and management of collective risk

  • Accountability at state, regional, and local levels

CalMHSA Overview

CalMHSA pioneers cutting edge research, providing counties an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure. We help fund, develop, and implement mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels. A central component of CalMHSA‘s vision is to continually promote systems and services arising from a commitment to community mental health, and to the values of the California Mental Health Services Act.

CalMHSA: Public Mental Health Meetings

Board and Board Committee Meetings

Board President: Dawan Utecht

Email:  info@calmhsa.org

Meeting Schedule: 

Please Check the CalMHSA Website to confirm each month's meeting schedule.

Meeting Location:  

Please Check the CalMHSA Website to confirm each month's meeting location.

California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

Address:  2125 19th St, Second Floor

                Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone:     (916) 556-3480

Fax:         (916) 556-3483

Email:      info@cibhs.org

Executive Officer

Name:   Percy Howard, III, LCSW

Phone:  (916)379-5353

Email:   phoward@cibhs.org

Mission Statement

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is dedicated to improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use disorder challenges through helping health professionals, health organizations, and purchasers of health services.

CIBHS SERVICE AREAS

Evaluation

CIBHS provides data collection/management and evaluation services to a range of clients including counties, community-based providers, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and other government agencies such as commissions and oversight bodies as well as doing special projects, focused studies, and foundations – both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis.

Evidence-Based Practices

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions offers training, consultation and evaluation of the following evidence-based practices.

Health Equity

The Health Equity Team aims to become the recognized experts in California leading efforts to achieve health equity and social justice, helping families and communities achieve whole health. We do so by being focused on the people we are working for and with, having a close relationship with the community, and valuing diversity.

Housing and Benefits Assistance

Housing is one of the most important social determinants of health. Without a safe, affordable place to live, it is almost impossible to achieve good health or to achieve one’s full potential. In addition, income supports like SSI and SSDI are essential for the payment of rent, food, and basic elements of survival.

Special Projects

The Special Projects Team supports a range of statewide, regional and local efforts, focused on hot topics in mental health and substance use services.

 

SUD Services

CIBHS is a leader in providing substance use disorders (SUD) related training and technical assistance (TA) to counties and providers in the area of service integration and preparing for the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver.

Workforce Development

CIBHS’s Workforce Development Team supports a range of statewide, regional and local county efforts, focused on public mental health workforce development. This includes strategies to develop the future workforce along with current staff working in public mental/behavioral health and integrated settings.

CIBHS Overview

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a non-profit agency that helps health professionals, agencies and funders improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use challenges through policy, training, evaluation, technical assistance, and research.

CIBHS was established as the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services. Local mental health directors founded CiMH to work collaboratively with all mental health system stakeholders. The commitment to collaboration has led the board to expand board membership to include consumers, family members, and other interested persons representing the public interest.

On July 1, 2014, CiMH merged with the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Institute (ADPI) to form the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. 

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