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Acknowledgements

NAMI California is pleased to present its 2015 MHSA County Programs: Services that Change Lives.

This Report is a list of county-level programs carried out by different organizations and individuals throughout the
state funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). NAMI California would like to acknowledge and extend its
gratitude to those who contributed to this document’s creation.

Eleven years ago, California voters took a giant step forward by passing Proposition 63, the ballot measure that
created the MHSA. The Act’s passage provided the first opportunity in many years to increase funding and other
resources to support county mental health programs.

In its fourth year, this Report’s data highlights the hard work undertaken by each County Behavioral Health Director
and his or her staff. We are grateful for their tremendous assistance in gathering this important information and
implementing these valuable programs.

We also would like to highlight our NAMI California Board of Directors, affiliates and members. We are extremely
appreciative of your continued support and dedication. This Report is just one of the many efforts that would not
be possible without your hard work and commitment. Every year, NAMI California’s staff dedicates hundreds of
hours of hard work compiling and fact-checking all of this information.

Perry Communications Group lent its expertise in drafting the Report’s introductory documents and aided in its
statewide dissemination.

Established two years ago through the passage and signing of Senate Bill 82, the Investment in Mental Health
Wellness Act of 2013 expands crisis services statewide that help Californians with mental illness lead improved
lives. Senate Bill 82 provides crucial funding for crisis stabilization facilities, mobile crisis response teams, and
triage personnel placed at various facilities. These services are an important supplement to MHSA’s community
programming. Funds have been distributed and continue to be allocated to counties from the Mental Health
Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and the California Health Facilities Financing Authority. For the
first time, this Report includes Senate Bill 82 funded programs.

We recognize the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee who instated Senate Bill 82: Senator Mark Leno,
Senator Bill Emmerson, Senator Joel Anderson, Senator Jim Beall, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Marty Block, Senator
Mark DeSaulnier, Senator Loni Hancock, Senator Jerry Hill, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Senator Bill Monning,
Senator Jim Nielsen, Senator Richard Roth, Senator Norma Torres, Senator Rod Wright and Senator Mark Wyland. We
also recognize Senate Pro Tem Emeritus Darrel Steinberg for his leadership in the passage of Senate Bill 82.

The combined work and support of all of these people has truly made a difference.

Thank you,

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD Jessica Cruz, MPA/HS
President Executive Director

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County Program Name Component Program Description Website County/City MHSA
Program Contact

MHSA Funded Programs Statewide ‐ By County Compiled by NAMI California, July 2015 293

Yolo Student Loan Repayment
& Tuition Reimbursement
Program

WET Supports retention of ADMH staff to repay student loans or become reimbursed for tuition, so long as the student
loan or tuition expense was for the purpose of a degree that would make them eligible for work in the County
Mental Health Service System. The Student Loan repayment is a current program, and the Tuition Reimbursement
is a modification to this WET program.

http://www.yolocounty.org/
government/health-and-human-
services/alcohol-drug-and-mental-
health-/mental-health-services/
mental-health-services-act-
proposition-63/mhsa-documents

530-666-8537

Yolo Capital Facilities CFTN Planning in process. Tentative plan is to expand Wellness Center, adding fixtures, equipment and space. http://www.yolocounty.org/
government/health-and-human-
services/alcohol-drug-and-mental-
health-/mental-health-services/
mental-health-services-act-
proposition-63/mhsa-documents

530-666-8537

Yolo Technology CFTN The Yolo County Technology Improvement Plan aims to improve the quality of services through a fully functional
Electronic Health Record (EHR). To date MHSA has funded software upgrades, electronic signature equipment,
and implementation of electronic prescription capabilities. Now underway is the digitization of medical records
as well as the purchasing and implementation of Tele-psychiatry equipment and services.

http://www.yolocounty.org/
government/health-and-human-
services/alcohol-drug-and-mental-
health-/mental-health-services/
mental-health-services-act-
proposition-63/mhsa-documents

530-666-8537

Yolo Innovation INN The Yolo Local Innovation Fast Track Grant Program (L.I.F.T.) provides funding to community providers and
stakeholders for the purpose of encouraging and enhancing community collaboration in introducing innovative
programs to the local mental health community on a fast track basis, while bolstering the economies of local
providers and rejuvenating the local stakeholder process. Programs are eligible for reiterative funding for up to
three years. Current L.I.F.T. Programs, include: Community Outreach Rural Engagement Program (CORE) which
provides outreach to rural populations utilizing Promotores, Spanish-speaking health navigators and Housing
NOW which provides outreach to unserved homeless individuals experiencing symptoms of mental illness at a
mild or moderate level.

http://www.yolocounty.org/
government/health-and-human-
services/alcohol-drug-and-mental-
health-/mental-health-services/
mental-health-services-act-
proposition-63/mhsa-documents

530-666-8537

Yolo Housing Housing Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health is working with developers Mercy Housing and New
Hope Community Development Corporation to build a multi-unit project in Woodland that will include up to 17
apartments for MHSA Full Service Partnership Clients. This housing will be integrated in a larger complex and in
close proximity to shopping, bus lines, mental health and social services, a medical clinic and the Wellness Center.

http://www.yolocounty.org/
government/health-and-human-
services/alcohol-drug-and-mental-
health-/mental-health-services/
mental-health-services-act-
proposition-63/mhsa-documents

530-666-8537

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