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DHCS Releases Final 1115 Waiver Behavioral Health Needs Assessment

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released the Final 1115 Waiver Behavioral Health Services Needs Assessment (Needs Assessment).  The Needs Assessment has been separated into two documents: 1) Needs Assessment, and 2) Data Appendices, to make it easier for the reader to follow along with the data tables while reading the narrative.  The Needs Assessment has identified a number of needs and gaps in the California mental health and substance use services system, as well as many strengths and building blocks for improvements. 

DHCS will bedeveloping the Service System Plan pursuant to the Special Terms and Conditions (STCs) of the 1115 “Bridge to Reform” Waiver.  The focus of the Needs Assessment and Service System Plan is primarily on the Medi-Cal program, with emphasis on mental health and substance use services for the expansion population. 

 

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