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Community Input Sought on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan
Mental Health



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 the Fiscal Year 2015/16. Community members can give input via email or at one of several community meetings to be held by Mental Health staff during November and December.  

"Public participation is important to the development of the MHSA Plan," said Ren Scammon, Program Manager for MHSA. "The MHSA Plan is developed based on input from a wide cross-section of the community, including Mental Health consumers, their families, veterans, law enforcement and service providers. MHSA's primary focus is on unserved and underserved people, and on families in need of services through the public mental health system.  MHSA looks at the needs of people of all ages, including children, youth, adults and older adults."

Community meetings to receive public input for the MHSA Plan are currently scheduled throughout the County as follows:

  • El Dorado Hills:  Public Library located at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway
    • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Georgetown:  The Hut located at 6540 Wentworth Springs Road
    • Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Placerville:  Government Center located at 330 Fair Lane, Building A
    • Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Building A Conference Room
    • Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Building A Conference Room
    • Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in OES Conference Room (enter through lower level)
  • Somerset:  Pioneer Elementary School located at 6860 Mt Aukum Road
    • Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Library 
  • South Lake Tahoe:  Public Library located at 1000 Rufus Allen Boulevard
    • Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

More meetings are being scheduled by Mental Health. Organizations wishing to host a community meeting may send an email request to Copies of previous MHSA plans, and a complete list of community meeting dates and locations, can be found at:  Input for the plan can be emailed to through January 9, 2015.

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 more information, please contact Brandi Reid at (530) 621-6226 or Scammon at (530) 621-6340.

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