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

Each year the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services (BHS) engages the community through a series of public forums and focus groups to solicit feedback. During 2017, the engagement process sought to enhance understanding of the value of behavioral health services to the local community and to recognize how BHS can continue to improve service delivery. As part of the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), the CPP process aligns with the vision and goals of Live Well San Diego, the County of San Diego’s initiative for health and well-being. To achieve alignment, BHS integrates all aspects of community engagement in its program planning and budgeting. Public input is built into each operational step, such as the update of BHS Ten-Year Roadmap, the annual Operations Plan (Op Plan) budget build process, and development of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Mental Health Services Act Annual Update.

To maintain objectivity, BHS hired Harbage Consulting to implement the 2017 engagement activities. The contractor conducted two large, in-person forums, one community tele-town hall, three population-specific focus groups, one innovative population-specific tele-conference focus group, and one frontline worker tele-town hall in August and September 2017. The five targeted populations for focus groups included: clubhouse members, individuals without shelter, justice-involved clients, justice partners, and frontline staff. Feedback was collected from nearly 400 San Diegans, including consumers, caregivers, providers, justice partners, community members, and other stakeholders.

The results from the process described above are presented in the “Community Engagement Report 2017,” linked below. The Community Engagement Report 2017 will be included in the appendix of MHSA Annual Update FY 2018-19, which will be scheduled for presentation to the Behavioral Health Advisory Board in summer 2018, following a 30-day Public Comment. The final Plan will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors in September, 2018.

The result of the 2016 community engagement process is linked below as Community Engagement Report 2016. The 2016 report was included in the Appendix of the MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan, FY 2017-18 through 2019-20, which was accepted by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in September, 2017.

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: MHSProp63.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov
Allow two business days for response.