To increase access to behavioral health care for underserved groups experiencing difficulty engaging in outpatient behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services, Sutter Yuba Behavioral Health Services proposes to establish a mobile, field-based approach prior to and after hospitalization, in consumer homes, homeless encampments, emergency rooms, and in law enforcement or other community settings.
Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health (SYBH) invites community members to review this plan, which is a proposed Innovation project under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The draft project proposal is posted for 30 days for public comment and review from May 6 – June 5, 2019 and can be accessed at the following link on Sutter County’s web-site.
Under the plan, the outreach team will serve individuals who, for a variety of reasons, including inadequate family support, negative past experiences with behavioral health care, discrimination and/or isolation because of a behavioral health illness, do not obtain services at Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health’s building. The program will be modeled on similar successful programs in other locations.”
Innovation funding under MHSA allows counties to implement approved projects that:
Innovation projects can introduce new mental health practices or approaches, make a change to an existing mental health practice or approach, or apply to the mental health system a promising community-driven practice or an approach that has been successful in non-mental health contexts or settings.
For questions or to submit a comment on the posted plan please contact Peter Sullivan at [email protected]
MHSA (Proposition 63) was passed by California voters in November 2004 to expand mental health services for children and adults. The Act is funded by a 1% tax surcharge on personal income over $1 million per year.