Behavioral Health Department
Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63)
MHSA Program Overview
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) is a voter initiative (Proposition 63) which began collecting a 1% tax on personal income in excess of $1M on January 1, 2005. MHSA funds are distributed to the counties by the State. MHSA funds create new, or complement existing, services and resources, not replace current program funding. Transform the current mental health system from a “fail first” model to one that promotes prevention, early intervention and recovery strategically utilizing the following five components in an integrated manner with existing programs:
Community Services and Supports (CSS) (Click here for additional information)
Programs serving individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) or children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).
80% of ongoing funding
- Peer and Family Support
- Assessment and Crisis
- Paths to Resiliency and Recovery
~Full Service Partnerships
- Residential and Acute Care
Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) (Click here for more information)
Programs providing prevention, early intervention or tertiary prevention services to individuals at risk of mental health challenges
20% ongoing funding
- Universal Prevention
- Primary Care Project
- School Based/Parenting
- Early Detection of Psychosis
- Early Supportive Services
Workforce Education and Training (Click here for more information)
Ventura's plan approved in February 2009
- Continues through 2016-17
- Single allocation of funds, not ongoing funding stream.
- Training Institute
- Mental Health Career Pathways
- Internship Programs
- Financial Incentive Programs.
Capital Facilities and Technologies (Click here for more information)
Component combines both Capital Facilities and Technology
- Single allocation by State
- Electronic health record and billing system
Capital Facilities Project
- Site improvements to crisis residential program
Innovation (Click here for additional information)
Opportunity to test new approaches to services
Short term projects
5% of combined CSS and PEI funding
Three Projects, all in early implementation
- Mixteco Engagement
- Farmworker Outreach
- Quality of Life Improvement
Additional projects being developed - will address needs of significantly mental ill who have not benefits from system transformation.
MHSA Housing Program (Click here for additional information)
$8,206,400 designated MHSA funds - Capital Development and capitalized operating subsidies.
- Achieve greater number of units for the dollars available.
- Privacy and independence combined with safety, security and support availability.
- Wrap supportive services around residents balancing safety and security with independence and privacy.
- Enhanced single room occupancy housing with kitchenettes and bathrooms in each unit and common place for community gathering.
MHSA Program Summary
Continuum of Care Chart
MHSA 2011-12 Annual Update
MHSA 2010-11 Annual Update
MHSA 2009-10 Annual Update
For more information, please contact David Swanson-Hollinger, MHSA Manager, at email email@example.com or phone at (805) 981-8496.
Community Leadership Committee Information
Community Leadership Committee
Other Useful MHSA Information
Mental Health Services Act -- Full Text
State Dept. of Mental Health for more info on MHSA
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