Public Input Sought on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan and Innovation Project
September 18, 2015
The Mental Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites the public to provide input for the County's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan for Fiscal Year 2016/17 and Innovation Project. Community members can give input by email, online survey or at one of several community meetings to be held by Mental Health staff during the month of October 2015. The community meetings to receive public input for the MHSA Annual Plan Update and Innovation Project are scheduled as follows:
- October 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at the El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane, Building A in Placerville. (Hosted by NAMI El Dorado)
- October 15, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. and October 22, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, 768 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 201 in Diamond Springs. (Hosted by Mental Health Division Wellness Center)
- October 19, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. and October 19, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. (Hosted by Mental Health Division Wellness Center)
MHSA (Proposition 63) was passed by California voters in November 2004 and enacted into law January 1, 2005. MHSA places a 1% tax on personal income in excess of $1,000,000. Funds are distributed to counties through the State and intended to transform the public mental health system into one that is consumer and family driven, with recovery oriented, accessible, culturally competent and appropriate services.
For copies of current and previous MHSA plans, and a link to the online survey, please visit www.edcgov.us/MentalHealth/MHSA.aspx. Email input for the plan, questions, comments, or requests for MHSA email updates to MHSA@edcgov.us. For more information, please contact Doris Jones at (530) 621-6340.
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