CHA News Article

DHCS to Host Behavioral Health Forum Dec. 14

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will conduct its next Behavioral Health Forum Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (PT) to provide stakeholders with updates on critical policy and programmatic mental health and substance use disorder issues. Interested participants may attend in person or via webinar. To register for the webinar, visit A confirmation e-mail with information about joining the webinar will be sent upon registration. The meeting will be held at the DHCS Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Avenue in Sacramento. 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 sub-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