CHA News Article

DHCS to Host Behavioral Health Forum on April 6

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will conduct its next Behavioral Health Forum April 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PT) to provide stakeholders with updates on critical policy and programmatic mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) issues. Interested participants may attend in person or via webinar. To register for the webinar, visit A confirmation email with information about joining the webinar will be sent upon registration.

Meeting location
1500 Capitol Avenue, Auditorium, in Sacramento

Presentation and discussion topics are included in the attached agenda, and meeting materials will be posted to the DHCS website in advance of the meeting. Questions or comments may be submitted to DHCS at

The forum is organized into the following five smaller forums:

  1. Client and Family Member Forum
  2. Strengthen Specialty Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal County Programs and Delivery Systems (Strengthening) Forum
  3. Coordinated and Integrated Systems of Care for MHSUDS and Medical Care (Integration) Forum
  4. Coordinated and Useful Data Collection, Utilization, and Evaluation of Outcomes (Data) Forum
  5. Cost Effective and Simplified Fiscal Models (Fiscal) Forum