The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is offering scholarship opportunities, through CalMHSA, for peers who want to seek certification as Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists.
On January 1, 2022, Medi-Cal launched a new program called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, or CalAIM, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for Medi-Cal enrollees.
Sonoma County strives to provide essential services for children, veterans, seniors and those experiencing homelessness. In these challenging times, many rely on Sonoma County for necessary mental health treatment, psychiatric care or addiction treatment.
Beginning on Thursday April 23, a local warm line will beavailable to support community members experiencing emotional stress andanxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call (707) 565-2652 any day of the weekfrom 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to speak to a trained professional. The warm line isavailable to any Sonoma County resident experiencing emotional side effects ofthe pandemic and/or the shelter in place order, or knows somebody who is.
TheSonoma County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) DRAFT Three-Year IntegratedProgram and Expenditure Plan for 2020-2023 (and Annual Program Report for2018-2019) is posted on the Department of Health Services Behavioral HealthDivision (DHS-BHD) MHSA webpage for public review.
The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) is currently recruiting members for the Cultural Responsiveness Committee (CRC). Sonoma County is expanding the CRC to broaden the diversity of the committee, assist in developing trainings for staff, and help to refine the work of the committee.
The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) is currently recruiting members for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is a key stakeholder group that participates in the Community Program Planning Process (CPPP).
Through increased outreach efforts and other opportunities during Mental Health Matters Month, the Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with community partners, emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of increasing awareness of mental health services and decreasing stigma by hosting a variety of activities and events.