The MHSA Steering Committee on April 29th will be conducted over Zoom online conference, which can also be attended through the conference line provided for over-the-phone access. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda and presentation slides are now posted on the MHSA website.
We conducted 28 input sessions, engaging well over 400 individuals in developing strategies for our prioritized needs. We have organized all recommendations received into proposed MHSA Strategic Initiatives, I’m excited to share this with you. We will be reviewing all 20+ strategies and hearing from clients and family members who have prepared pre-recorded public comments* to share their stories related to the areas of work we are proposing.
Hope you are all staying safe during these unprecedented times – thank you for your help in making San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services a better community partner!
* Public Participation: All members of the public can offer comment at this public meeting. During the meeting, participants will be muted, and chat disabled to prevent background noise and disruptions. The host(s) will unmute one participant at a time during the Q&A and Public Comment portions of the meeting. If you would like to speak, please click on the icon labeled “Participants” at the bottom center of the Zoom screen then click on “Raise Hand”. The host(s) will unmute you in the order in which the hand raise notification is received. Please limit your question/comments to 1-2 minutes, the host(s) will be monitoring the time. Share screen and chat will be disabled. The meeting will be recorded.
Questions and public comments can also be submitted via email to email@example.com. There will be a 30-day public comment period once the draft MHSA 3-Year Plan is published.
Final opportunity to complete a 12 question survey that will help inform the mental health and substance use needs in San Mateo County, the survey closes on March 20, 2020… feel free to share it broadly!
We are still conducing community Input Sessions to help develop strategies for potential funding over the next three years, see the input session schedule below. Due to coronavirus response guidelines we have converted meetings to either over-the-phone and/or online, check back regularly for updates!
The MHSA Three-Year Plan is developed in collaboration with clients and families, community members, staff, community agencies and stakeholders. It includes behavioral health priorities for funding over the next three years for program expansions and/or improvements, services and expenditure projections.
There are many opportunities for you to get involved in shaping the priorities for MHSA over the next 3 years.
First off, please take the time to complete a 12 question survey that will help inform the mental health and substance use needs in San Mateo County and feel free to share the survey broadly!
Additionally, there are in-person community meetings throughout San Mateo County to help develop strategies to address the prioritized needs. Visit the the MHSA website, www.smchealth.org/MHSA, for the meeting flyers and the 2020 Input Sessions list, and check regularly for updates!
MHSA Steering Committee – Prioritization of Needs Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm (MHSARC) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MHSA) San Mateo County Health Campus, Room 100 225 37th Avenue in San Mateo
MHSA Steering Committee – Prioritization of Strategies Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:30pm – 6:30pm Veterans Memorial Building, Redwood Room 1455 Madison Avenue in Redwood City
Thank you for your help in making San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services a better community partner!
Recently, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) joined a County Behavioral Health Technology Collaborative, a statewide project aimed at utilizing technology- based and online services and supports to engage and increase access for individuals experiencing symptoms of mental illness who may struggle accessing traditional resources.
We are seeking a Technology Suite Advisory Committee (TSAC), composed of mental health providers, mental health clients/consumers, family members and community members to help design and oversee the Technology Suite implementation and evaluation. The purpose of the committee is to have a forum for members to provide recommendations on the features offered through the Technology Suite and input on the implementation. The TSAC will review the Technology Suite activities and make suggestions for improvement. The Office of Diversity and Equity will be overseeing the implementation process.
The informational meeting is to answer any questions, share more about the statewide project and the role of the committee. You can attend the informational meeting to learn more without any commitment to further participation.
Written by Brittany Ganguly, Community Health Planner
Starting this Friday, October 27th, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) will be convening a Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Task Force to develop strategies to better serve the behavioral health care needs of individuals ages 0-25.
The last PEI Task Force was assembled in 2006 prior to the disbursement of MHSA funding. Since then, learning and best practices have emerged; context and environment have shifted. For three 2-hour meetings, this special time-limited task force is intended to make recommendations for prevention and early intervention priorities and programming for children, youth and transition age youth in San Mateo County as part of the MHSA Three-Year Plan.