Community Program Planning

Community Program Planning (CPP) provides a structured process that the County uses in partnership with stakeholders in determining how best to utilize funds that become available for the MHSA components.

CPP includes participation from the San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board, System of Care Councils, as well as individuals, stakeholders, and organizations. Comments are submitted at Council meetings or through the MHSA comment/question line.

The CPP process is ongoing and the County encourages open dialogue to provide everyone with opportunities to have input of future planning. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the Behavioral Health Advisory Board and Council meetings and to contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" button located on the right.

MHSA Community Program Planning Input Information

During August through October, 2016, more than 650 individuals participated in the 2016 Community Engagement process: 551 community members and providers at twelve (12) regional forums and more than 100 representatives from targeted populations (Native American, Southeastern San Diego Community, Justice Partners, Male and Female incarcerated individuals and Peer Workers) who attended six special focus groups. BHS engaged consultant Hoffman & Clark to facilitate the forums and focus group and analyze feedback. Participants provided commentary through a group process that asks questions aimed at strengthening system capacity by focusing on productive potential.

The focus of the discussions centered around three topics: Children’s Behavioral Health, Unserved/Underserved and Care Coordination. Participants also provided comments on proposed Innovation projects, which emerged from previous years of the Community Planning Process. Statistical analysis of the forum discussions showed 15 “Essential Themes”. The themes of Access & Services, Continuum of Care, and Education & Awareness stood out across all three topics and six regions.

The results from the process described above are presented on the links below in the “Community Engagement Report 2016,” “Infographic,” and “Interactive Forum Results.” The Interactive Results link is a public-access webpage that allows a viewer to select the results and comments from the forums and focus groups by demographic group and by region. The Community Engagement Report 2016 will be included in the appendix of MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan: FY 2017-18 Through FY 2019-20, which will be scheduled for presentation to the Behavioral Health Advisory Board on June 1, 2017, following a 30-day Public Comment Period beginning May 1, 2017. The final Plan will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors in July or August, 2017.

County of San Diego Documents

Community Planning Process (3/1/2012)

Meetings for Community Planning and Public Input

Behavioral Health Advisory Board 1st Thursday each month, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Highway (Room 302/303) San Diego, CA 92101

Adult Behavioral Health Services System of Care Council 2nd Monday each month, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1895 Camino Del Rio South (Scottish Rite Center) San Diego, CA 92108

Behavioral Health Services Housing Council 1st Thursday each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3851 Rosecrans (Coronado Room) San Diego, CA 92110

Children, Youth and Families Behavioral Health Services System of Care Council 2nd Monday each month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 1895 Camino Del Rio South (Scottish Rite Center) San Diego, CA 92108

Cultural Competence Resource Team 1st Friday each month, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3851 Rosecrans (Coronado Room) San Diego, CA 92110

Older Adult Behavioral Health Services System of Care Council See dates/times/locations at: OAC Meeting Schedule

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