Strategic Plan

From Plan to Action

From Plan to Action

The Commission is fortifying its internal project management, human resources, community engagement, and communications protocols to effectively pursue these goals and objectives.

The Commission expects this plan will evolve with changes in statutes, funding streams, community needs, and opportunities for impact over the coming years.

The Commission also is committed to measuring its impact and using that information for continuous improvement. The potential metrics in the succeeding table are illustrative and will be refined with partners while implementing the objectives.

Goals, Objectives & Metrics

Goals & Objectives Metrics

Goal 1: Champion Vision to Action

Objective 1: Elevate the perspective of diverse communities. Community engagement activities mapped by place, demographics and mental health system involvement. The influence of community voice in state and local behavioral health decision-making as assessed by community members and decision-makers, and the resulting changes in policies and procedures. Assessment of the Commission’s community engagement activities against established standards.
Objective 2: Assess and advocate for system improvements. Assessments of presentations and convenings; feedback received from public partners, public administrators and policymakers; recommendations incorporated into policies and practices.
Objective 3: Connect federally and globally to learn and apply. Assessments of presentations and convenings; feedback received from the public partners, public administrators and policymakers; recommendations incorporated into policies and practices.

Goal 2: Catalyze Best Practice Networks to ensure access, improve outcomes and reduce disparities

Objective 1: Support organizational capacity building. The number of local agencies and providers reached by the network, the number participating in adaptation projects, improvements in programs and services.
Objective 2: Fortify professional development programs and resilient workforce strategies. The number of education and training partners involved, the number of job classifications aligned, the number of community-based training pipelines developed, the number of counties with resilient workforce strategies, the number of unfillable job vacancies, retention, career advancement.
Objective 3: Develop adequate and reliable funding models. The number of service-based funding models developed, the number of counties maximizing Medi-Cal and private insurance funding, the percentage of services funded through entitlement programs, the percentage of services funded by private insurance.
Objective 4: Support system-level analysis to ensure the tailored care and universal access required to reduce disparities. The percentage of services covered by system-level reviews, the percentage of issues addressed by policymakers, administrators or providers, the percentage of coverage demographically and geographically for essential behavioral health services.

Goal 3: Inspire Innovation and Learning

Objective 1: Curate an analytical-based narrative on the potential for innovation to improve behavioral health outcomes. Number and diversity of outreach activities, the number and diversity of participants embracing the narrative, feedback from participants on the value of the narrative.
Objective 2: Establish an innovation fund to link and leverage public and private investments. Amount of funds deployed, the range and diversity of investments, qualitative value of learnings.
Objective 3: Accelerate learning and adaptation in public policies and programs. The number and diversity of projects, the learnings derived, the learnings incorporated into policies and practices.

Goal 4: Relentlessly Drive Expectations

Objective 1: Launch a public awareness strategy to reduce stigma, promote access care, and communicate the potential for recovery. Quantity and diversity of outreach efforts, data on readership, responses to queries on the value of content.
Objective 2: Develop a behavioral health index. Number and diversity of project partners, number and diversity of those who access the index, feedback from system partners.
Objective 3: Promote understanding of the progress that is being made and the advocacy that will result in further improvements. Number and diversity of organizations and individuals involved in activities, feedback from participants on the value of their engagement, feedback from system partners on the value of resulting advocacy.

Read the full "Vision for Accelerating Transformational Change: 2024-2027 Strategic Plan"