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final evaluation master plan
This Evaluation Master Plan was developed for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to chart its course on evaluation activity for the next 3-5 years.
New Commissioners TO MHSOAC
On April 4, 2013 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission:
- Bill Brown, 56, of Lompoc, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2010. Brown has been sheriff of Santa Barbara County since 2006. He served as chief of police at the Lompoc Police Department from 1995 to 2007 and chief of police at the Moscow Police Department in Idaho from 1992 to 1995. He has been a member of the California State Sheriffs' Association since 2007 and a member of its Executive Board of Directors since 2012. Brown earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Executive Institute.
- Paul Keith, 69, of San Diego, has been medical director of behavioral health at the Wellpoint West Region of Anthem Blue Cross since 2000 and medical director for integrated behavioral health since 1992. Previously, he was medical director of the Behavioral Health Unit at Palomar Medical Center from 2000 to 2009 and associate medical director of the public sector program at United Behavioral Health from 1997 to 1999. Keith was medical director at Vista San Diego Center and medical director of the child and adolescent program at Alvarado Parkway Institute from 1987 to 1994. He was owner and proprietor of Paul R. Keith M.D., A Medical Corporation from 1975 to 2009. Keith earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine.
- David Pating, 54, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2007. Pating has served in various positions at The Permanente Medical Group since 1990 and has been chief of addiction medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco since 1991. Pating has also been an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine since 1995. He is a member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Psychiatric Association, the California Medical Association, the California Hospital Association and the California Institute of Mental Health. Pating earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tina Wooton, 55, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where she has served since 2010. Wooton has been consumer empowerment manager at the Santa Barbara County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services since 2009. Previously, she was a consumer and family member liaison at the California Department of Mental Health from 2005 to 2009 and served on the Mental Health Services Act Statewide Implementation Team. She was also the consumer liaison at the Mental Health Association of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Mental Health Department from 1997 to 2005.
On January 17, 2013 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission:
- Larry Poaster, 69, of Modesto, has been re-appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2007, most recently as Chair. Poaster has been a behavioral health consultant since 2003 and has served in various positions for Stanislaus County from 1970 to 2003, including director of behavioral health and recovery services. Poaster earned a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee.
- David Gordon, 66, of Sacramento, has been county superintendent at the Sacramento County Office of Education since 2004. He served at the Elk Grove Unified School District as superintendent from 1995 to 2004. Gordon worked at the California Department of Education as deputy superintendent from 1985 to 1991. He earned a Master of Education degree from Harvard University.
- LeeAnne Mallel, 41, of Calabasas, has been a psychological technician at the Office of Dr. Jonine Biesman and a developmental floortime specialist in private practice since 2011. She was a behavior interventionist for Verdugo Hills Autism Project from 2009 to 2011.
On January 3, 2013 Speaker John Perez announced the following appointment to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission:
- Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) has a background as a licensed family counselor and mental health consultant, having received her Master’s degree from Cal State Long Beach. She is chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and serves on the Assembly Health Committee. Ms. Lowenthal has made the improvement of mental health services a legislative priority in the Assembly, including authoring AB 739: Mental Health Curriculum, which would require the State Board of Education to include suicide prevention instruction as part of health education for grades 7 through 12.
President Pro Tem Steinberg Letter to U.S. Vice President
CA Senate President pro Tem and Prop 63 Author Darrell Steinberg calls on U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to adopt Prop 63 full service partnerships, prevention, and early intervention services as the national model for mental health and calls on the federal government to match state investment in these services dollar for dollar.
MHSOAC 2013 Work Plan and Logic ModelThe MHSOAC Logic Model is available here.
UCLA REPORT ON FULL SERVICE PARTNERSHIPS
The UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Youth and Families has completed a report evaluating Full Service Partnerships, part of the Community Services and Supports (CSS) funding allocation from Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act. Read the full report here.
NAMI'S LIST OF PROP 63 MHSA PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA
NAMI California Releases List of MHSA Funded Programs
The MHSOAC would like to invite you to view the first countywide comprehensive list of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funded programs released by NAMI California on May 17, 2012. This new report details the 1,600 programs funded by the MHSA to serve the hundreds of thousands of Californians with mental illness.
Find additional information at: http://www.namicalifornia.org/
ANNUAL UPDATE SUBMITTALS
- Please submit electronic copies to:
Hard copies may be forwarded to:
Attn: Plan Review
1300 17th Street, Suite 1000
Sacramento, CA 95811
- FY 13-14 Annual Update Instructions
- FY 13-14 MHSA County Certification
- FY 13-14 MHSA County Fiscal Accountability Certification
- FY 13-14 Funding Summary
NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
May 23, 2013
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Call-In Number: 1-866-817-6550
Participant Code: 3190377
NEXT community Forum
June 13, 2013
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
oshpd community forums - feedback requested
MHSA Prevention, Early Intervention and Innovation Report of Findings
On the radio
The Los Angeles-based Free Your Mind Projects radio show is now showcasing the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which highlights Prop 63. The Free Your Mind Projects radio show can be heard on the weekends on the following stations:
KABC AM 790 (Los Angeles) Saturdays at 8 p.m.
KSTE AM 650 (Sacramento) Saturdays at 8 a.m.
KNEW AM 960 (San Francisco) Saturdays at 6 p.m.
KCBQ AM 1170 (San Diego) Sundays at 4 p.m.
KERN AM 1180 (Bakersfield) Saturdays at 5 a.m.
KGFM Soft Rock 101.5 (Bakersfield) Sundays at 5 a.m.
KMJ FM 107.9 (Fresno) Sundays at 6 a.m.
*Also, a special half hour edition can be heard on:
KSTE AM 650 (Sacramento), Sundays at 7 a.m.
KNEW AM 960 (San Francisco) Saturdays at 5 p.m.
KKSF NEWSTALK 910 (San Francisco) Saturdays at 5 p.m.
KMYT Smooth Jazz 94.5 FM (Inland Empire) Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
- Listen to the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which aired on 5/4/13 and 5/5/13 with Dr. Kelly Greco who joins Jennifer Whitney to talk about campus mental health and the importance of events like Art With Impact.
- Listen to the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which aired on 4/27/13 and 4/28/13 with Bill Brenneman who discusses the campaign about Mental Health in the Inland Empire.
- Listen to the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which aired on 4/20/13 and 4/21/13 with new MHSOAC Commissioner David Gordon. Commissioner Gordon talks about his background and new responsibilities.
- Listen to the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which aired on 4/13/13 and 4/14/13 with Michael Lazar and Lisa Stone from Transitional Living and Community Services in Sacramento. They talk about the impact they have on the community and some of their best practices.
- Listen to the Mental Health Services ACTION segment which aired on 4/6/13 and 4/7/13 with Dr. David Pating, Chief, Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and Dr. Deborah Lee, MHSOAC Consulting Psychologist. Dr. Pating and Dr. Lee discuss anger management.
Commissioners in the News
MHSOAC COMMISSIONER GIVEN PRESTIGIOUS AWARD BY NAMI
The National Alliance for the Mentally Illness (NAMI) has awarded Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commissioner Dr. Ralph Nelson and his wife Denise with the Don & Peggy Richardson Memorial Award. The award is given for distinguished service to persons challenged by serious mental illness. In addition to his work as a MHSOAC Commissioner, Dr. Nelson also serves as Chair of the Client and Family Leadership Committee for the MHSOAC. He has served on the NAMI Tulare County Board of Directors for several years and is currently serving as Treasurer. Dr. Nelson is a retired radiologist.
Article by Commissioner Bill Brown is featured in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Read “Programs bring results for homeless”. Reprinted with permission from the Santa Barbara News-Press.
In the News
According to this survey of 1,200 California voters, when asked whether hiring a school counselor or a police officer would be more effective at preventing violence, voters chose counselors by a margin of more than two to one (67% to 26%).
Five people tell their stories of how Proposition 63 programs have changed their lives. Plus, lists of resources for El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Nevada, and Sacramento counties.
United Advocates for Children and Families: Let's Talk Mental Health Prop. 63 Debate: Culture Counts by Dr. Oscar Wright
Read an opinion editorial provided by Dr. Oscar Wright, CEO of United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF).
State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks with Sacramento News & Review about the future of mental health services in California. Read the article published in Sacramento News & Review, "The past, present and future of California's mental-health system"