Mental Health Services Act & Quality Improvement
Mental Health Services Act
In 2004, California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA (Proposition 63). The MHSA places a 1% tax on personal incomes over $1,000,000 and then distributes those funds to behavioral health departments across the state. The goal of the MHSA is to transform the public mental health system into one that is client- and family-driven, recovery-oriented, accessible, and culturally competent.
In Mono County, the Behavioral Health Department uses MHSA funds to pay for a very wide array of programs, activities, and services. These range from the wellness centers in Walker and Mammoth to the community socials in Bridgeport and Benton to North Star, our school-based counseling center.
For more information on how the MHSA is working in our community, please see the 2017-2020 Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan and the 2018-2019 MHSA Annual Update.
Mono County Behavioral Health is accepting public comment on its 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update from November 8, 2019 until December 8, 2019. Members of the community are invited to review the plan and submit comments by emailing Amanda Greenberg at email@example.com, by calling 760-924-1754, or by attending a public meeting on December 9th from 3:00-4:30 pm at the Department of Social Services Conference Room in the Sierra Center Mall (3rd floor), located at 452 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes.
Other MHSA plans that are available to the public include:
Technology Suite Innovation Plan
Reversion Expenditure Plan
Updated Reversion Expenditure Plan
MHSA FY 2014-2017 Three-Year Plan and Annual Updates
Mono County Behavioral Health engages in ongoing quality improvement activities, ranging from starting new support groups in our local schools to reviewing charts to ensure that all information is up-to-date. To learn more about the quality improvement project going on in our communities, please see our Quality Improvement Work Plans below.
The Department of Healthcare Services creates annual statewide and county performance reports and dashboards. To view these dashboards, please visit the links below: