MHSA: What is the Mental Health Services Act?
The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004, provided the first opportunity in many years for the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) to provide increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families. The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.
MHSA imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million. Since it's passage, it has generated approximately $15 billion.
The Mental Health Services Act is made up of five components: Community Services & Support; Prevention & Early Intervention; Innovation; Capital Facilities & Technological Needs; and Workforce Education & Training. For more information on the 5 components, click here.
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) oversees implementation of MHSA funds. For updated information on MHSA news and funding opportunities, please visit the MHSOAC website.
Each year, NAMI California publishes a report of MHSA-funded programs by county. Staff are currently gathering information for this year's report. Find 2016 report here.
To review a list of upcoming meetings and events sponsored or led by (MHSOAC), click here.