Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Trainings, Meetings, and Events Announcement
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the cancellation or postponement of all events and gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks. As a result, Behavioral Health is postponing all in-person trainings and events. Committee meetings may be subject to telecommunication. Committee meeting adjustments will be communicated to attendees by their program coordinators. Thank you for your understanding at this time!
The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004, provides the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for mental health.
County Publishes MHSA "Innovation" Program Evaluation
The Behavioral Health Department is excited to publish an evaluation of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-funded Innovation programs for the fiscal years of 2016-2020. This evaluation was conducted by faculty and students from the Master of Public Policy program at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) at San Luis Obispo.
MAC Meeting 1/27/21 3:30 PM
MHSA addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and community services and support needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.
The following Components have been planned and are being implemented in San Luis Obispo County:
- Community Services and Supports (CSS)
- Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
- Workforce Education and Training (WET)
- Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN)
- Innovation (INN)
You can view a complete list of MHSA programs here: San Luis Obispo County MHSA Programs FY 18-19
Community Stakeholder Information
To access the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)funds, counties are required to develop work plans based on targeted components to carry out the goals and objectives of the Mental Health Services Act. These plans must be created in collaboration with consumers, family members, providers, and other community stakeholders. These plans, outlined in the annual update, are then open for review to stakeholders for 30 days before taken to the Behavioral Health Board for a final hearing.
For more information on upcoming stakeholder meetings, please contact Rebecca Redman (805-781-4754; [email protected])
MHSA Annual Updates
This "call to action" shows on every MHSA page.