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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 Stakeholder Community:

The 30-Day Public Comment Period for the FY2021 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment Plan has commenced.  Please use this link to access the recommended adjustments for Fiscal Year 2021:  FY2021 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment Plan​

 

During the period of October 17 – November 16, residents of County of Santa Clara may submit their comments regarding the mid-year adjustment plan using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY21midyear_30daypublicposting

 

Please join us on the following virtual public convenings with the Stakeholder Leadership Committee:

 

SLC Innovations Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:00pm- 6:00pm

Link to meeting :

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/97662350016

By Phone: +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 976 6235 0016

 

SLC Public Convening

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00am - Noon

Link to the meeting:

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98239470386

By Phone: +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 982 3947 0386


SLC Innovations Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am

Link to meeting:​

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/99247560272

By Phone: +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 992 4756 0272

  

SLC Innovations Subcommittee Meeting

Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Link to meeting:​

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98488078663

By Phone: +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 8807 8663

 

SLC Public Convening

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Link to the meeting :

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/93151913561

By Phone: +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 931 5191 3561


 

The MHSA Innovations Subcommittee invites you to the Innovation Idea Incubator Kick Off 

September 14, 2020     

Behavioral Health Board Presentation Click here​​


Share Your Story at the COVID-19 Cultural Communities Town Halls

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:00pm

Vietnamese Community Town Hall

Use this link to watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/3220357474717953/

 

August  20, 2020 (7:00pm - 9:00pm) 

Spanish Language Community  Virtual Town Hall  

Use this link to watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/3220357474717953/ 


August 26, 2020 (6:00pm - 8:00pm) 

Office of Consumer and Family Affairs  Virtual Town Hall

Use this link to access the recording: https://www.facebook.com/125153274207332/videos/727081491476204


August  29, 2020 (2:00pm-4:00pm)  

South Asian Community  Virtual Town Hall  

Use this link to access the recording:https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/903718676781630 


August  31, 2020 (4:00pm-5:00pm)  

Youth Virtual Town Hall  

Use this link to access the recording: https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/605029703428177


September 2, 2020 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

African American /African Ancestry Virtual Town Hall

Use this link to access the recording: https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/4319417494794884

 

September 4, 2020 (10am – 12pm)

Refugee and Immigrant Communities Virtual Town Hall 

Use this link to access the recording: https://www.facebook.com/cscbehavioralhealth/videos/330781095003080




STAKEHOLDER LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE: The Behavioral Health Services Department is looking for dedicated client/consumer families and advocates to fill up current vacant seats in the Stakeholder Leadership Committee (SLC) to inform MHSA Planning. This is the list of current vacancies:

            a. South County Representative
               b. LGBTQ Communities Representative
               c. Veterans advocates
               d. Client/Consumer
               e. College-age youth advocate                      

*Please use the following link to complete and submit an application: 2020 MHSA SLC Application

 *To learn more about the role, use this link: MHSA SLC Roles and Responsibilities

You can also submit your application via phone, please call (408) 401-6117 to contact the MHSA Coordinator directly.   

MHSA PLANS: In September 2019, the BHSD began the Community Program Planning (CPP) process for its combined FY20 MHSA Annual Plan Update and MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan FY21- FY23. This catch-up approach was approved by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission in order to align county plans with reporting guidelines and requirements. On June 2, 2020, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved and adopted the plans. Thank you to all the members of the public, stakeholders, and Stakeholder Leadership Committee members for all the effort and input provided in this process.

Please use the following links to access the MHSA Plans:


          Please stay tuned for upcoming virtual meetings and workshops come August for the next planning process addressing COVID-19 related priorities.          
                                  

 
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Last updated: 10/27/2020 2:21 PM