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File #: 21-0298    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action: 3/9/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file a presentation by the Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with Nancy Callahan, PhD, doing business as I.D.E.A. Consulting. FUNDING: Behavioral Health Realignment; Medi-Cal.
Attachments: 1. A - EDC BH System Report_Board of Supervisors Presentation
Related files: 21-0292, 21-1444

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive and file a presentation by the Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with Nancy Callahan, PhD, doing business as I.D.E.A. Consulting. 

 

FUNDING:     Behavioral Health Realignment; Medi-Cal.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

In the fall of 2019, the Chief Administrative Office inquired as to the potential benefits of contracting for all Adult Mental Health Services. One of the primary reasons for this request was due to the ongoing difficulty the Behavioral Health Division has relative to recruiting and retaining staff noting that as of February 2021 the Behavioral Health Division has a vacancy rate of approximately 27%.  The goal would be to ensure the most effective, efficient and appropriate levels of service for Adult Mental Health Services in El Dorado County.

 

In response to these considerations, the Health and Human Services Agency determined that an overview of the current practices, policies, and processes would help inform a plan of action to address concerns regarding the provision of services to the community and clients involved with the Adult Mental Health Services.

 

During the review of Behavioral Health Adult services, it became apparent that the Substance Use Disorder services and Children's services were also in need of review, and were included in the process.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

N/A

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:

February 25, 2020, 20-0171, BH Consultant Agmt #4603

 

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda item

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk of the Board to receive and file presentation.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

Good Governance and Healthy Communities

 

CONTACT

Don Semon, Director