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August 9, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Peer Support Certification Scholarships

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. Read full story


July 18, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Medi-Cal has launched a new program called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, or CalAIM

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. Read full story


August 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Local Mental Health, Addiction and Homeless Services in Sonoma County

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. Read full story


April 29, 2020 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma Launches Warm Line for Emotional and Mental Health Support

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. Read full story


April 29, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Draft MHSA FY 20-23 Three-Year Plan Available for Public Review

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. Read full story


January 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Cultural Responsiveness Committee (CRC) Member Recruitment

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. Read full story


January 13, 2020 | Department of Health Services

MHSA Steering Committee Member Recruitment

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). Read full story


May 4, 2018 | Department of Health Services

May is Mental Health Matters Month

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. Read full story