Mono County Behavioral Health Seeks Public Comment on Innovation Plan (1/19/18 - 2/19/18)


Beginning in FY 17-18, Mono County Behavioral Health is planning to partner with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health on their Innovation Plan. Innovation projects are defined as, “novel, creative, and/or ingenious mental health practices/approaches that contribute to learning and are developed within communities through a process that is inclusive and representative.”

The Innovation plan that LA County has proposed involves developing and implementing technology-based mental health solutions that can be accessed through personal devices such as computers or smartphones. The goal of the project will be to identify and engage individuals in need of mental health services and improve access to those services. Ultimately, this will also increase purpose, belonging, and social connectedness for users. In Mono County specifically, the technology will target community college students and individuals living in remote, rural areas.

Mono County has been invited to join LA County as a rural partner and will participate in implementing the project and collecting outcomes data; Mono County's contribution to the $30 million project will be $85,000. You may review the Innovation Plan here and provide any comments to by February 19, 2018.