Innovation (INN)

Innovation programs are defined as a novel, creative and/or ingenious mental health practices/approaches. The programs are short term and expected to contribute to learning, and are developed within communities through a process that is inclusive and representative, especially of unserved and underserved individuals. The Innovation Component allows counties the opportunity to “try out” new approaches that can inform current and future mental health practices/approaches.

During the past year, the County of San Diego initiated five new Cycle 4 Innovation programs, detailed in the links below. Additionally, two Cycle 3 programs were approved for expansion and extension. All Innovation programs are developed through Community Program Planning, approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and accepted by the state. In FY 2018-19, new Cycle 5 programs will be developed and posted here when drafted for public review. Links to documents detailing earlier cycles are also included below.

NOTICE OF INITIATION OF 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD

RE: MHSA STATEWIDE EARLY PSYCHOSIS LEARNING HEALTH CARE NETWORK INNOVATION PROJECT

Dear Community Members and Stakeholders:

MHSA, CYCLE 5, INN 24, Posted September 12, 2018 through October 12, 2018 

San Diego County is holding a 30-day public review and comment period for the MHSA statewide Early Psychosis Learning Health Care Network Innovation Project. This review period begins September 12, 2018, and ends October 12, 2018.  A public hearing will be held at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting located at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101, Room 302, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 2:30 PM.

The statewide Early Psychosis Learning Health Care Network Innovation Project aims to assess the effectiveness of California’s 23 separate early psychosis programs, including one in San Diego. This project, led by UC Davis, Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, gives clinicians the opportunity to share and discuss outcome measure results with clients immediately after they are completed and allows programs to learn from each other through a training and technical assistance collaborative. The INN 24 Plan brief is located at http://sandiego.camhsa.org. Please review the plan and send your comments, suggestions or questions to the MHSA line or email below.

Mental Health Services Act Comment/Question Line:

Phone: (619) 584- 5063
Toll-Free: (888) 977-6763
Email: MHSProp63.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov  

Thank you,

Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW, Director
Behavioral Health Services
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Statewide Early Psychosis Learning Health Care Network INN Program

County of San Diego Innovation 2017 (Cycles 3 and 4)

Innovations Annual Reports 2017 (Cycles 3 and 4)
Cycle 3 Innovation Programs Approved for Expansion and Extension
Cycle 4 Innovation Programs Approved in 2017

County of San Diego Innovation Development (Cycle 3)

Ideas from Stakeholders Cycle 3 (3/28/2014)
Mental Health Services Act Innovation Project Plan Summary (10/3/2013)
Innovation Community Input Form (10/3/2013)
MHSOAC Innovation Decision Path for Projects (10/14/2009)
Innovation Parking Lot (4/14/2010)

County of San Diego Innovation Plan

Innovation Program Summary (06/29/2016)
Update to FY 10/11 Annual Update - Innovation Cycle #2 (4/20/2011)
Initial Innovation Plan Cycle #1 (12/3/2009)

County of San Diego Innovation Development (Cycles 1 & 2)

Ideas from Stakeholders Cycles 1 and 2 (8/23/2010)
INN Cycle #2 - Themes, Problems/Barriers and Learning Goals (12/10/2010)
INN Cycle #2 - Mental Health Board Study Group Ranking (9/13/2010)
INN Cycle #2 - INN Workgroup and Mental Health Board Study Group (9/8/2010)
MHSOAC Innovation Decision Path for Projects (10/14/2009)
Innovation Cross-Threading Workgroup (5/8/2009)
Innovation Community Input (5/8/2009)
Mental Health Services Act Innovation Projects Evaluation 2015 (12-17-15)

Family and Youth Round Table (FYRT) and Recovery Innovations of California (RICA) conducted a number of focus groups throughout the County on the five proposed Innovation programs. Reports from these focus groups are available below.

FYR Innovation Focus Group Report
RICA Innovation Focus Group Report