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File #: 21-0099    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file El Dorado County’s Data Notebook 2020 for California Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions. FUNDING: N/A.
Attachments: 1. A - BH 2020 Data Notebook, 02-09-2021
Related files: 19-0747, 19-1842
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file El Dorado County’s Data Notebook 2020 for California Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions.

FUNDING: N/A.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The California Behavioral Health Planning Council (Council) is under federal and state mandate to advocate on behalf of adults with severe mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance and their families. The Council is also statutorily required to advise the Legislature on behavioral health issues, policies, and priorities in California. The Council advocates for an accountable system of seamless, responsive services that are strength-based, consumer and family member driven, recovery oriented, culturally and linguistically responsive and cost effective. Council recommendations promote cross-system collaboration to address the issues of access and effective treatment for the recovery, resiliency, and wellness of Californians living with severe mental illness.

Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 5604.2(7), local behavioral health boards/commissions are required annually to review performance data for mental health services in their county and to report their findings to the Council. To provide structure for the report and to make the reporting easier, each year the Council creates a Data Notebook for local behavioral health boards to complete and submit to the Council. The Council then analyzes responses from all 58 counties to create a yearly report that informs policy makers, stakeholders, and the public on various behavioral health issues.

The 2020 Data Notebook was approved for submission to the California Behavioral Health Planning Council and the Board of Supervisors by the Behavioral Health Commission at its regular meeting on November 18, 2020.

ALTERNATIVES:
The Board may decline to receive and file the Data Notebook, but that action will have no impact on the submission of the Data Notebook to the Californi...

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