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DHCS Announces Behavioral Health Forum Meeting Dates

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently announced the dates for its Behavioral Health Forum meetings. DHCS established the Behavioral Health Forum to prioritize behavioral health issues, establish policy recommendations, track progress and status of issues under consideration, and oversee stakeholder engagement. Meeting information and materials will be posted on the DHCS website at least two weeks prior to each meeting. The upcoming meeting dates are:

  • July 21, 2014
  • Oct. 2, 2014
  • Jan. 9, 2015
  • April 2, 2015

Each meeting will include the following sub-committee meetings:

  • Stakeholder/Consumer/Family Member “Open to All” Forum;
  • Strengthen Specialty Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal County Programs and Delivery Systems Forum;
  • Develop a Coordinated and Integrated System of Care for MHSUD and Medical Care Forum; and
  • Create a Coordinated and Useful Data Collection, Utilization & Evaluation of Outcomes Forum

Meetings will occur consecutively on the same day as follows:

  • Consumer/Family Member/”Open-to-All” pre-meeting (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
  • Strengthening Forum  (10:30 a.m. – noon)
  • Integration Forum (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
  • Data Forum (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Questions may be addressed to DHCS at