Nominees for its Community Service Awards
The Alameda County Mental Health Board (ACMHB) is seeking nominees for its Community Service Awards. A nomination form is attached. Community Service Awards are made to individuals, professionals, businesses, and media for those who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of those people with “mental illness”. This year’s deadline for award nominations is Friday, March 28, 2014.
Informal Request For Quote for Mental Health Consultant(s) Certified In Eating Disorder Treatment
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services is pleased to announce that we are seeking to hire a mental health consultant(s) certified in eating disorder treatment to help build our capacity to serve clients with Eating Disorders. We encourage all interested and qualified candidates to apply using the attached application. Applications are due no later than March 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
FY 13/14 EQRO Final Report
The California External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) completed its annual site review on September 25th-27th 2013. Medicaid Managed Care regulations require our California Medicaid State Agency (the Department of Health Care Services - DHCS) to complete an annual “external quality review” of services provided by county Mental Health Plans (MHPs). BHCS is a Mental Health Plan. The regulations also require the EQRO Site Review to assess MHP performance across four areas: quality, outcomes, timeliness of services, and access.
We invite you to read the Final Report, below:
Revised AB1421 Recommendations Available for Public Comment
HCSA/BHCS has revised the AB1421 (also known as Laura’s Law) Program Recommendations, which are now available for review and public comment. There are three documents: an AB1421 memo, with detailed program descriptions; an AB1421 program summary and a visual of the new program design. Please send your comments via email to Comm@acbhcs.org by September 30, 2013.
The Board of Supervisor’s Health Committee will discuss the AB1421 Recommendations on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:30 am. The meeting will be held in the Board Chambers, located on the 5th Floor at 1221 Oak Street in Oakland.
South County Crisis Response Has Moved
South County Crisis Response has moved to 409 Jackson St. Hayward, CA 94544 effective 3/22/12. The administrative phone number is (510) 891-5600. QIC code is 50801. Business hours are 8:30-5:00 M-F.
New Fax Number For TAY referrals (510) 383-2820
CHOICES for Community Living “is a large scale pilot project in Alameda County’s Adult mental health system. Its primary objectives are to promote wellness and recovery for mental health consumer participants and to bring about organizational transformation directly.”
Transition Age Youth System of Care
Children's System of Care
The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) 2009-2012 Strategic Plan and EPSDT expansion and augmentation guideline are available.
BHCS Office of Consumer Relations
One page summary of the BHCS Office of Consumer Relations.
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BHCS Office of Family Relations
One page summary of the BHCS Office of Family Relations.
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BHCS Co-Occurring Conditions Initiative
One page summary of the BHCS Co-Occurring Conditions Initiative.
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ACBHCS - African American Utilization Study Project
ACBHCS Cultural Competency Committee begins a Utilization Study Project
to address the behavioral health care needs of the African American
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Our mission is to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns.
The level of mandated services is prescribed by AB 1288 and related Realignment legislation. AB 1288 requires the County to fund Mental Health Services up to amounts
received via its Realignment allocation, mandated matching funds set according to a base year and any applicable third party revenues that are available. The mandated services that are required to be funded include: psychiatric crisis or emergency care, inpatient care, outpatient/day care, case management, conservatorship, administration
and evaluation. Within these seven mandated service areas, there are a variety of specific mandates such as staffing standards, quality assurance standards, and a host of reporting and general practice standards.
Discretionary funding has been used to augment the seven basic departmental services and other program services, such as housing support services and Community-Based
Organization stabilization. Continuation of this funding level and service support is at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.
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