General Resources

 MHSA 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…

Full Act Language as of 2019 (PDF)

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT As of January 20, 2019

Briefing Book

The NAMI California Briefing Book is designed to give an advocate in the mental health field a basic understanding of the funding sources for mental health in California, the agencies responsible for service delivery and capital projects, and the legislative process…

ACA News

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) commonly called the new health law or the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, by both friends and foes, was signed into U. S. law on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the law is intended to increase access to health insurance coverage for Americans, including 7 million Californians, and is aimed at reducing the costs of health care…

Mental Health Parity Toolkit

PARITY TOOLKIT FOR ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS, PROVIDERS & ADVOCATES

State Budget

Letters to legislators about the state budget in regards to the state budget and mental health.

Mental Health Board 101 Training [ppt]

from CA Association of Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions