Making Connections Matter
Foster 2 Forever
The California Hospital Association hosted the 13th annual Behavioral Health Symposium in Riverside, California, on December 10-11th. The Symposium’s theme this year was “Making Connections Matter.” This theme was expressed throughout the conference with each panelist taking it to heart.
Medicaid Expansions Approved by Voters
To honor National Adoption Awareness Day, I can think of no better use of my time than to participate in The Calling Out of Names of Children Who Wait. This vigil brings attention to the over 34,000 children, some of whose names have been read repeatedly year after year, who will continue to grow up in the foster care system because they have not yet found their forever family.
Voters Approve New Mental Health Housing Program
Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah, three traditionally Republican electorates, approved Medicaid expansions in last week’s mid-term elections. These positive outcomes for Medicaid expansion show the divide within the Republican party about the expansion, which is a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Consumer Scholarships Available for 2018 BH Policy Forum!
With polling stations closed and 94% of precincts reporting, California Proposition 2 “Use Millionaire’s Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure” has been called, and the measure was passed.
Foster Kids and Families: A new approach to a historic problem
The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California Behavioral Health Policy Forum is almost here, and we are continuing to work diligently to bring you a bigger and better conference.
3...2...1...We Have Lift Off!
The County Behavioral Health Directors Association, along with Children Now and the County Welfare Directors Association, is leading the way in Crisis Response for Kids and Families in Foster care. AB 2043, authored by Assemblymember Arambula, will create the Family Urgent Response System.
The visions of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California are getting bigger and better, and that includes our website. This brand-new platform allows us to provide a clear message of who we are, what we champion, and where our values lie when we step up to fight for California’s Counties and the Behavioral Health Community at large. Stop by and take a look!