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

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) will be conducting our annual Community Engagement Forums and Focus Groups during October, 2018, with one forum in November. Facilitated by the Institute for Public Health, the forums feature a modified World Café format and will seek input on the following topics:

  • Drug and alcohol use among teens and young adults
  • School violence and threats
  • Services for people experiencing a mental health crisis

The focus groups will inform the development of new MHSA Innovation projects. Each will feature a different topic, listed below.

If you would like to share your input regarding Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, please visit and register to attend a forum near you. Listed below are the dates and locations of the forums, and a flyer for distribution is attached as well. We look forward to seeing you!

Day Date Time Region Location
Monday Oct.8 10 am to 12 pm North Central National University
9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
Wednesday Oct.10 2 pm to 4 pm East Ronald Reagan Community Center
195 Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
Monday Oct.15 9 am to 11 am Central Tubman Chavez Community Center
415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
Thursday Oct. 25 6 pm to 8 pm South Norman Park Senior Center
270 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Wednesday Oct. 31 10 am to 12 pm North Coastal QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
Friday Nov. 9 1 pm to 3 pm North Inland Park Avenue Community Center
210 E. Park Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Day Date Time Topic Location
Wednesday Oct.10 10 am to 12 pm New approaches to
behavioral health services
San Diego Youth Services
3845 Spring Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Monday Oct.15 2 pm to 4 pm New approaches to
addressing homelessness
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
Wednesday Oct.17 3 pm to 5 pm New approaches to
co-occurring mental health disorders and developmental delays
San Diego Regional Center
2727 Hoover Avenue #100, National City, CA 91950

County of San Diego Documents

Community Planning Process (3/9/2017)

Meetings for Community Planning and Public Input

Behavioral Health Advisory Board 1st Thursday each month, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 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 4th Wednesday each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 3860 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123 (Location May Vary)

To confirm dates and locations, call Toll-Free: (888) 977-6763
or Email:
Allow two business days for response.