Other Programs

Wellness Program (Completed)
This program was funded by the County of Plumas. CalMHSA, acting as the contract administrator for the County, contracted with the Plumas Crisis Intervention Resource Center (PCIRC) to establish Wellness Centers in the communities of Chester, Greenville, Portola and Quincy. These Wellness Centers compliment and build on the existing Family Resource Center Model and will be developed with an understanding of best practices in the delivery of community mental health services.

Community Response Plan (Completed)
CalMHSA contracted with subject matter experts to develop a comprehensive suicide response protocol/toolkit for the rural community of the Tahoe/Truckee area.

Early Psychosis Intervention Plus (EPI Plus) Program (Ongoing)
CalMHSA, in conjunction with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is aiding in the implementation of Early Psychosis Intervention Plus (EPI Plus) Programs across Nevada, Mono, and Colusa County. The program aims to expand the provision of high-quality, evidence-based early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention services in California.

Suicide Prevention Hotlines (Ongoing)
CalMHSA contracted with Kings View Behavioral Health to operate the Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline with specialized support and outreach provided to the seven contributing counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare.

CalMHSA has also contracted with Suicide Prevention of Yolo County to operate the Northern Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, supporting the counties of Butte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Nevada, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.

Presumptive Transfer Program (Ongoing)
Assembly Bill 1299 established a presumptive transfer process of specialty mental health services for children, youth, and non-minor dependents currently in foster care. Presumptive transfer is intended to provide timely mental health services for children and youth in foster care who are placed outside their counties of original jurisdiction.

CalMHSA, in accordance with both the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Department of Social Services (CDSS), currently administers this program and oversees the inter-county transfer of health information and payments through its secure Member Portal. This process has been designed to adhere with HIPAA and WIC Section 14717.1(b)(2)(F) regulations.

County Community Engagement Mini-Grant Programs (Ongoing)
CalMHSA has coordinated with several counties to offer funding to local organizations and individuals, through which to perform community engagement activities that help raise awareness and offer services relating to mental health and wellness. Funding opportunities are timed to coincide with Mental Health Matters Month in May, Suicide Prevention Month in September, and Mental Health Awareness Week in October.

Cultural Adaptation Plan (Ongoing)
CalMHSA, in conjunction with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), has contracted with Elite TransLingo and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) to provide initial translation, cultural review, and final translation of seventeen (17) different DHCS documents into the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Once complete, these documents will be available to all counties and cities through the CalMHSA Member Portal and DHCS website.

Private/Public Partnership Program (Ongoing)
CalMHSA is in the early stages of exploring how a public/private partnership could better identify shared interests in ways to improve mental health outcomes. Interest from the private sector has resulted in discussions around how county prevention efforts through CalMHSA might be leveraged within the private sector to further increase the mental wellness of all Californians. As part of the program, CalMHSA is currently considering the establishment of a non-profit organization to continue promoting prevention in mental health in California.

CCMH Loan Repayment & Scholarship Program (Ongoing)
Award scholarships to five (5) CCMH staff for Masters level degree; and five (5) CCMH staff for Bachelor’s degree. Staff must be a full-time permanent CCMH employee pursuing a degree in the Mental Health field, with a two year services commitment after degree is earned. Staff can be awarded an amount up to $15,000.

CCC Behavioral Health Services (CCBHS) Employee Loan Forgiveness Program (Ongoing)
The Program is designed to pay employee loan debt incurred by current or prospective employees or contractors who fill positions that the county has deemed to be a) hard to fill or retain, or b) part of a mental health career path.

Behavioral Health Transformation for 2020 and Beyond
For more information regarding this program, please visit the following links:
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