Author Archives: Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Take the Cessation Services Survey and Enter To Win a $20 Gift Card!

San Mateo County Health’s Tobacco Prevention Program is conducting a survey to gather feedback on a Cessation Services educational material. Participants can enter a raffle to win a $20 gift card to REI.

This survey is open to San Mateo County residents that use tobacco. This anonymous survey is available in English and Spanish. Take the survey.

Get Internet

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, President Biden and Vice President Harris created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills.

To deliver maximum cost savings to families, the Biden-Harris Administration has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost. Find out if you qualify.

BHRS Director’s Update – April 2022

See the latest issue of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director’s Update from Scott Gilman.  Topics include:

  • Youth Stabilization, Opportunity, and Support (S.O.S.) Team Launches
  • California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM)
  • Older Adults Transition from ACE County to Medi-Cal
  • Congratulations – Shirley Chu, Crisis, Outreach, and Engagement Services Manager; Sitike Counseling Center
  • BHRS Contractors’ Association of San Mateo County.

See past issues and visit the BHRS website.

Seeking Tony Hoffman Award Nominations

The San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Tony Hoffman Community Mental Health Service Awards. This honor is made to individuals, professionals, businesses, and the media who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with mental illness and the San Mateo County community.

Recognition is given for public education or advocacy to promote mental health awareness and needs or to address stigma; services to persons with mental illness; creation of new and innovative programs or community support activities; recognition of fundraising for mental health activities or long-term financial support to mental health programs; working for new mental health legislation; compassionate treatment of persons with mental illness. 

See the nomination form for more information. Deadline for submission is April 19, 2022.

BHRS Director’s Update- March 2022

Please see the latest issue of the BHRS Director’s Update from Scott Gilman.  

Topics include:

  • Kresge Grant Advances Public Health
  • Focus on Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Retirement Congratulations
  • Advancing Diversity & Equity Work

Best Regards,

Find past issues here.

County Encourages Masking, Testing & Boosters to Battle Surge

Test kits to be distributed for children in low-income families, vulnerable residents and workers

The County of San Mateo expects to maintain current health and safety protocols to keep schools and the economy open and avoid coronavirus-related shutdowns.

“We believe we have a sound strategy in place to help combat this winter surge from the Omicron variant,” said County Manager Mike Callagy. “That strategy relies on all of us doing the right thing: wearing our face masks indoors, getting tested if we have symptoms, getting our vaccines and our boosters, making smart choices about the risks we take.”

At today’s meeting of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, the County superintendent of schools, Nancy Magee, said, “We are 100 percent committed to keeping our schools open.” Read the full story.

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