File #: 22-1046    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/19/2022 Final action: 7/19/2022
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve El Dorado County’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan. FUNDING: 100% State Funding: Mental Health Services Act Funding (MHSA).
Attachments: 1. A - EDC FY 22-23 Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan
Related files: 23-0591, 23-0299, 23-0933, 24-0466, 22-0832, 22-2278
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve El Dorado County’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan.

FUNDING: 100% State Funding: Mental Health Services Act Funding (MHSA).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In July 2017 Assembly Bill 114 directed the California Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHOAC) to develop a statewide strategic suicide prevention plan. In November 2019 the ‘Striving for Zero: California’s Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention 2020-2025’ was adopted. One of the Local and Regional Objectives of this plan is to develop a local suicide prevention plan and implementation strategy to prevent suicidal behavior across the lifespan.

In May 2020, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Behavioral Health Division began discussions for the development of a local Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan (Plan) and identified contributors to structure the development of the first draft of the Plan. Work began on this effort in July 2020. In total, forty-five (45) individuals from thirty-one (31) different local organizations worked collaboratively to develop the plan presented today. Over the course of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21, data was collected, and sub-committees were formed to work collaboratively to develop four strategies and accompanying objectives. The strategies prompt the development of: 1) Leadership, oversight, and accountability framework for the Plan; 2) Prevention; 3) Intervention; and, 4) Postvention initiatives throughout the County. The intent is to align local and regional efforts with state priorities in delivering best practices for suicide prevention.

Development of this Plan started early in the Coronavirus Pandemic where meetings were initially held virtually, and other remote strategies were utilized to bring together various stakeholders for critical discussions. Throughout this effort, Behavioral Health has been experiencing further impacts fr...

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