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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
 December 2020: We Want to Hear From You about the County’s new Community Mobile Response (CMR) program currently being developed by the County, stakeholders, and community partners​​. ​
The​ new CMR program will expand the County’s mobile crisis response to individuals and families by adopting a community model that uses mental health peer support workers, people with lived experience, social workers/clinicians, and emergency medical support. To date, innovative ideas proposed for this project include a family involvement component, a prevention-focused program easily accessible through a trusted community phone line, and designing/creating trauma-informed mobile response vehicles for the program. We want to hear your ideas as we develop this program further!
 
Please join us and participate in our community planning input sessions regarding the County’s new Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program, a new MHSA Innovation (INN) project. The planning input sessions are being conducted in partnership and collaboration with the Behavioral Health Contractors’ Association of Santa Clara County (BHCA). The aim of the planning sessions is to gather input and ideas from clients/consumers, family members of clients/consumers, stakeholders, community members, and the public to develop the CMR program further.s for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, ​December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM, ​hosted by NAMI of Santa Clara County and facilitated by BHCA ​(Click Here for Flyer)  
  • Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30 PM, hosted and facilitated by the Black Leadership Kitchen of Silicon Valley (Click Here for Flyer)      ​                                                         
  • Thursday, December 17th at 5:00 PM, hosted by Project Safety Net (PSN) and facilitated by BHCA (Click Here for Flyer)       

  • Tuesday, December 29th at 6:30 PM session with our Vietnamese Community Hosted and facilitated by the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) (Click Here for Flyer-English) (Vietnamese Flyer) 

  • Tuesday, January 5th at 6:30 PM session with our Chinese Community Hosted and facilitated by BHSD (Click Here for Flyer)

  • Wednesday, January 6th at 5:30 PM session with Silicon Valley De-Bug Hosted and facilitated by Silicon Valley De-Bug (Click here for Flyer)

Register for the event:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-qrqTgvGNPHGMbBBtxJ_3uuGwuot-EU

 

  • Thursday, January 7th at 5:30 PM session with our Filipino Community Hosted and facilitated by BHSD (Click Here for Flyer​)​

Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/92505087741?pwd=dFpyeFczRkZxOGp6UkNXcy9UZ1Q2Zz09

Meeting ID: 925 0508 7741

Passcode: 152193


Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/94675992962?pwd=WmtGNExtNS96dmxjMmxBRUg5NUtQQT09

Meeting ID: 946 7599 2962

Passcode: 011927


  • Tuesday, January 12th, 5:00 PM Session with Our Transitional Aged Youth, 18 – 25 Years of Age,  hosted by BHSD and facilitated by Ana Lilia Soto, Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (Click here for Flyer) 

​Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/93747277921?pwd=VkRYTTdqbWdkbkIvSDNqaVhxdU1PZz09

Meeting ID: 937 4727 7921

Passcode: 354210

 

  • Thursday, January 14th, 3:00 PM Session with Our Behavioral Health Community-Based Providers Who Have Experience with Mobile Crisis Service Situations, Hosted and facilitated by BHCA (Click here for Flyer

Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87681962058?pwd=cVRZby9GTUt1OGV4MEJRaUM1MFhnUT09

Meeting ID: 876 8196 2058

Passcode: 727170

 

  • Friday, January 15th, 12:00 PM Session with Our Chinese Community, hosted by BHSD and facilitated by BHSD Cultural Communities Wellness Program (CCWP) Team (Click here for Flyer​

Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98369278414?pwd=U3pnZ2YvYWNNeENKRWVyOW5mYUhFZz09

Meeting ID: 983 6927 8414

Passcode: 230567



 

Dear Stakeholder Community:

The 30-Day Public Comment Period had been extended to November 24, 2020. Please use this link to access the recommended adjustments for Fiscal Year 2021 and the new INN Project extended narratives:  

 

 During the period of October 17 – November 24, 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

 

Join us at the next MHSA Stakeholder Leadership Committee (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​


 

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

 

SLC Innovations Subcommittee Meeting: Community Mobile Response Team Project Planning

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

 

SLC Public Convening: SLC Information Meeting​

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


 

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 Innovations Subcommittee Meeting

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am

Link to meeting:​

By Computer: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/93715227351

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

Meeting ID: 937 1522 7351​

 

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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