Giving Compass' Take:
- Aurelle Amram outlines how California's full-service partnership programs address the needs of more than 60,000 high-needs patients throughout the state.
- How might systems for high-needs patients operate differently than other models? How can you support expansion of mental health programming designed to address severe cases?
- Read about mental health and youth homelessness.
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In enacting Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act, California voters in 2004 created and charged the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission with the responsibility of driving transformational change in public and private mental health systems to achieve the vision that everyone who needs mental health care has access to and receives effective and culturally competent care. The Commission was designed to empower stakeholders, with members representing consumers and their families, service providers, law enforcement, educators, and employers. The Commission puts consumers and families at the center of decision-making.
Funded by the Mental Health Services Act, full service partnership (FSP) programs are designed to apply a “whatever it takes” approach to partnering with individuals on their path to wellness and recovery. Currently, more than 60,000 individuals are enrolled in FSP programs across the state, representing nearly a $1 billion annual investment in public funds.
Read the full article about full service partnership programs by Aurelle Amram at Third Sector Capital Partners.