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Time change for Mental Health Services Act public hearing


Friday, January 9, 2009



Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

The time for a public hearing on three components of Contra Costa Health Services´ Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) plan has been changed. Draft plans for the components — Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI), Workforce Education & Training (WET), and Capital Facilities & Information Technology (CFIT) — are available on the CCHS website, www.cchealth.org.

When and Where:

The public hearing will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Concord Police Department´s Community Room, located at 1350 Galindo Drive in Concord.

Why:

WE&T is one of the MHSA components in which Contra Costa Mental Health is conducting an extensive community planning MHSA, which was approved by California voters as Prop. 63 in 2004, levies a 1% tax on individuals with a taxable annual income of more than $1 million. PEI programs aim to raise awareness about mental health problems, as well as intervene early using low-intensity approaches to help prevent and treat mental illness. The goal of WET is to create a high standard for people who work in or are involved with the mental health field. CFIT identifies new facility and technology needs to better support the mental health community.


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