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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

 
In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSA provides for a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million. MHSA tax revenues will be distributed to California counties through a contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS). The MHSA calls for a transformed behavioral health system where access is easier, services are more effective, out-of-home and institutional care are reduced, and stigma toward those with severe mental illness or serious emotional disturbance no longer exists. Through the provisions of the MHSA, California counties worked with stakeholders to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, culturally competent behavioral health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with severe mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.
 

WHAT'S NEW
 
Dear MHSA Stakeholders and Community Partners:
 
As you may be aware, the Public Health Department and the CDC have reported that we all need to continue to protect ourselves and others against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Under this guidance, the BHSD is postponing all currently scheduled MHSA SLC meetings until further notice. We will keep the public informed regarding a meeting alternative in the coming weeks. As a result, the scheduled 30-day public comment of the draft plans will also be postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. Be well.
 
To read the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, this is the link to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department: www.sccphd.org/coronavirus
Please use the links below to access FY19 MHSA Annual Plan Documents:

Behavioral Health Services Department presents the approved and adopted FY18 - FY20 MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan. The Plan, which includes the Reversion Plan, was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2018 at their general meeting.  Please use the following links to access the adopted Three-Year Plan.

FY 16-17 MHSA Annual Update Adopted
FY17 MHSA Annual Update Presentations

MHSA Innovation

Please send all comments/questions to:​​

Evelyn Castillo Tirumalai, MPH
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Senior Manager​
Phone: 1 408-885-5785
Fax: (408) 885‐5789​
Email: evelyn.tirumalai@hhs.sccgov.org

Website: www.sccbhsd.org/mhsa​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Last updated: 3/16/2020 2:00 PM