The California Department of Mental Health
The California Department of Mental Health is entrusted with leadership of the California mental health system. A national leader in mental health system innovation and reform, California has a decentralized service delivery system with most direct services provided through the county mental health system. California fully endorses a Systems of Care approach to service delivery which is a coordinated service delivery structure that ensures timely and appropriate access to all of the services its members need. Major Systems of Care programs are Adult Mental Health Services, Traumatic Brain Injury, Caregiver Resource, Childrens System of Care, Disaster Assistance to Counties, Dual Diagnosis Initiative, Early Mental Health Initiative, Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Managed Care, PATH (homeless), Performance Outcomes, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Last updated on 3/16/2010