Tag Archives: MHSA

9/14 – Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Community Input Meeting

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) Community Input Session

September 14, 2022, 6pm

We are looking for input on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Innovation approved funding to support the mental wellness of NHPI youth.  Join us in a discussion about the needs of NHPI youth in San Mateo County. Register here.

Please share with your networks.

For more information visit smchealth.org/bhrs/mhsa.

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Updates to Meet Coronavirus Guidelines

MHSA Three-Year Planning – Updated to Meet Coronavirus Guidelines

The recommendations regarding coronavirus precautions include that “all non-essential gatherings should be canceled, postponed, or done remotely.”  This applies to all 30+ MHSA Input Sessions for the MHSA Three-Year Plan development. We have shifted most MHSA Three-Year Planning sessions to over-the-phone and a few by Zoom (online conference) to allow for more interactive sharing of information online.

Input Sessions

See the attached Input Session list which now includes conference line and/or Zoom online conference information, please check the MHSA website regularly for updates www.smchealth.org/MHSA

MHSA Steering Committee

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 presentation slides will be posted on the MHSA website prior to the meeting for your reference.

Please see the attached flyer for details.  The flyers are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Tongan and Russian and are posted on the MHSA website.  Language services will still be provided, please contact Tania Perez at at (650) 573-5047 or tsperez@smcgov.org one week in advance of the meeting. 

I am hopeful that we can still get meaningful input and look forward to to engaging you in a discussion about priority strategies for MHSA funding.  

MHSA Steering Committee – Prioritization of Strategies

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Thank you for your help in making San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services a better community partner!


For more information, contact Doris Estremera at DEstremera@smcgov.org or 650-573-2889.

MHSA Innovation Community Forums | 4/17 – 5/10

MHSA Community Forums from April 17th to May 10th. See flyers for times and locations. 

During the forums, participants will learn about three technology innovations that are intended to:

  • Increase access to mental health care
  • Promote early detection of mental health symptoms
  • Predict the onset of mental illness 

Additionally, stakeholder feedback will be gathered around community needs and considerations to best adapt the technology innovations for San Mateo County.

For more information, please contact Doris Estremera, MHSA Manager at destremera@smcgov.org or (650) 219-3840.

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee Meeting

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)* Steering Committee meets twice a year during implementation of the MHSA Three-Year Plan.  Our next meeting is scheduled, see details below!


MHSA Steering Committee
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Redwood Shores Library, Community Room, 399 Marine Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065

Agenda items include: updates on MHSA Innovation projects and the new Prevention and Early Intervention guidelines; and providing input on a new MHSA grievance process and a steering committee membership process.

  • Open to the public
  • Stipends available are for clients/consumers participating in this meeting
  • Language interpretation and childcare are available, please contact Doris Estremera at (650)573-2889 or destremera@smcgov.org to reserve these services
  • Light refreshments will be provided

*The MHSA imposes a 1% tax on California personal income in excess of $1 million. The MHSA Steering Committee has the important role of making recommendations to the planning and services funded by MHSA in San Mateo County.  For more information  on MHSA in San Mateo County, please visit http://www.smchealth.org/bhrs/mhsa