The Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission released its FY 2015 – 2016 Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) Annual Update Instructions and accompanied it with a PowerPoint.
Access the PowerPoint here.
Access the Annual Update Instructions here.
The Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission released its FY 2015 – 2016 Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) Annual Update Instructions. County mental health programs are required to prepare and submit a Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan (Plan) and Annual Updates for MHSA programs and expenditures.
Access the instructions here.
Recommended Changes to Proposed INN Regulations in response to public comments regarding changes made by the Mental Health and Oversight Accountability Commission in March 2015.
The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Innovative Projects of the Mental Health Services Act.
This rulemaking is in the 45-day public comment period. Inquiries and comments regarding the substance of these regulations may be directed to Lauren Quintero at (916) 445-8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the notice, proposed regulation text, and the initial statement of reasons is here.
Some county MHSA Innovation programs were approved locally and the majority have been approved by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC).
To view a spreadsheet of County MHSA Innovation Programs detailing if they were approved by the MHSOAC or locally, click here. Continue reading “MHSA Innovation Programs Approved by MHSOAC or Locally” »
MHSA Innovation Funded Programs by County is from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Califoria (NAMI California) report MHSA Programs 2013: Saving Lives, Saving Money.
To view the list of MHSA Innovation Funded Programs by County, click here.
To view the NAMI California MHSA Programs 2013: Saving Lives, Saving Money full report, click here.
This is a collaborative pilot project of Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) and Community Research Foundation (CRF), which aims to integrate patients’ physical and behavioral health care.
You can find the report at http://www.cchealthnetwork.com/media/19041/nora%20diego%20ppt.pdf
Connecting to the local mental health support community is one method to assist the patient as they transition from inpatient to less restrictive levels of care. This program asks the question will introducing patients, while hospitalized, to a peer mentor prior to discharge reduce the rate of re-hospitalizations as measured by length of time between hospitalizations?
To view the presentation, go to http://mhsaresources.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Mentor-on-Discharge.pdf
The African American Mother-Daughter Workshop (AAMDW) is committed to providing a forum to discuss and support the importance of this lifelong, evolving and transformative relationship.
To view the report, go to http://mhsaresources.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/AfAmMotherDaughterProgram.pdf.
OAC released a letter providing instructions on how to expend funds for Innovation Programs. The MHSOAC is committed to making the review and approval process as smooth as possible and will actively provide technical assistance and support to guide counties through approval.
To assist the counties with program preparation, please see the Innovation Review Tool below.