Behavioral Health

2017 California Legislation: What Passed & What Didn't

In September, several bills with possible implications for school health programs under consideration by the California…


Help the California School-Based Health Alliance Set Their 2018 Policy Priorities

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA), a statewide nonprofit which aims to improve health and academic…


Advisory Panel Finalizing School Health Recommendations to DHCS

The Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP) will be meeting on April 18, 2017 to finalize their…


State Seeks to Calm Fears Over Change in Autism Care - California Healthline

A transition in health coverage begins today for about 9,000 children with autism, and state officials guaranteed the…


Are California's Mental Health Dollars Helping Kids? - California Healthline

"California spends generously so schools can help disabled children with behavioral problems, but a recent audit found…


New Programs Raise Bar for Behavioral Health in L.A. County, Statewide - California Healthline

For those who deliver behavioral health services, the Excellence in Mental Health Act brings new opportunities to…


With Half of California's Kids on Medicaid, Advocates Worry About Service

California’s Medi-Cal program has grown to cover nearly half of the state’s children, causing policymakers and child…


State: Autism Therapy a Medi-Cal Benefit

State officials said yesterday autism therapy clearly is a covered Medicaid benefit, and they hope to submit a state…


Many Steps To Go Before Authorizing Autism Therapy As Benefit, State Says

Paradigm Note: For school districts participating in California’s LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program (LEA Program)…


Health Coverage and Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP

Girls and boys in the juvenile justice system are a diverse group of young people with often complex health needs. Many…