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CPP Process Bones – exploring BHAB engagement elements

This post describes some of the elements that could be included in the Community Program Planning (CPP) processes as well as the plan the Behavioral Health Services will deploy to develop the CPP itself. Here are descriptions of some key components of the CPP: Stakeholders and Community:In the MHSA code, outlined in BHAB bylaws in ARTICLE III – Duties and…

San Diego County BHS Community Program Planning (CPP) plan is older than Twitter.

To the best of our knowledge, the last time San Diego County drafted a Community Program Planning (CPP) process plan and budget, used to describe the ways the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) would meaningfully engage people with serious mental-health issues, their families and other stakeholders, was in 2005, a year before Twitter was born. 1. March 2005 plan and budget…

Brief: Two critical BHS elements missing – CPP and Unspent Funds collaboration

This brief describes two critical issues needing to be addressed. One is the fact our BHAB does not have an opportunity to review and approve our county Behavioral Health Service’s Community Program Planning (CPP) processes plan; and the second being the community’s inability to contribute to the decision making process – they would have had we an authentic CPP plan…

Updating the Community Programming Planning (CPP) processes

May 5, 2023 A letter to Dr. Bergmann, Director, San Diego County, Behavioral Health Services (BHS). I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you after the Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) meeting last week. Although I no doubt have irritated you and others due to an apparent lack of tact…

California Counties Report Spending 6% of Available Community Engagement Allowance

California county Behavioral Health Systems can spend up to 5% of their MHSA fund allocations each year on their Community Program Planning (CPP) processes to ensure they are meaningfully including stakeholders in the year-long evaluation, planning, and budgeting process. For fiscal year 2020 to 2021 that means counties could have spent over $106m to train, engage, and deploy programs with…

FY2022-23 BHS Community Engagement Report

Here is the FY2022-23 Behavioral Health Services Community Engagement Report developed by the UC San Diego (UCSD) Health Partnership team. Of Particular Note: Page 26 | Chapter 4 | Community Engagement: Analysis & Results Page 65 | Chapter 5 | Recommendations for Behavioral Health Services and Supports Page 67 | Table 11. Primary Recommendations Identified from Community Feedback Appendix A…

Progress, and the many elements to consider when creating an MHSA 3-Year Program and Expenditure plan

Appreciation goes out to the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) this year for releasing the annual Draft MHSA 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for Fiscal Years 2023-24 to 2025-26 in the first week of April. This year the hearing is set for being held at the May 4 BHAB Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) meeting. This year, we received the plan…

The illusion of stakeholder engagement. Who are we really serving, the SMI and behavioral health community or those with control over about $900m annually?

Three weeks ago, I wrote an email shown below to the person that we were told, in BHAB sub-committee and other meetings, would oversee the new community engagement work of the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) department. Three weeks later I still haven’t received a reply. I assume that 0.01% of the reasoning behind this lack of response originates from this…

County BHS is finally acting on the CPP… with highly limited BHAB participation… diametrically opposed to the intent of the MHSA

A letter to the current Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB): In today’s BHAB Director’s Report you will hear about a new $2.3m contract (County Contract #566007 signed in May 2022) about UCSD’s role leading our BHS community engagement efforts. You’ll also hear one element being the development of a Council of Community Partners (CCP), a new group the UCSD team…

Understanding MHSA Community Program Planning (CPP) process opportunities

This author is presenting a look and analysis into the Community Program Planning (CPP) process. California counties utilizing funding from the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) must also use the CPP to ensure consumer and other stakeholders are meaningfully engaged in the planning and evaluation processes of how their Mental Health Department, here in San Diego County the Behavioral Health…

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