Mental Health

DHCS Posts Minutes from April Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP)

DHCS recently posted the April 4, 2019 meeting minutes of the Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel (MCHAP). Their…


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…


Bill Proposing Pilot Program for School-Based Early Mental Health Dies In California Assembly

Assembly Bill 1133 (AB 1133), a bill which focused on school-based early mental health intervention and prevention…


Bill Would Fund Mental Health Care for Children Experiencing Trauma - California Healthline

On Tuesday, Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) introduced a bill (AB 1644) that would restore funding for a…


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…


California Launches Audit of Mental Health Services for Students

The California state auditor has launched a review to determine whether students with disabilities are receiving…


Rule Proposed on Providing Mental Health 'Parity' in Medicaid Program

A federal law that passed in 2008 was supposed to ensure that when patients had insurance benefits for mental health…


Report Highlights Importance of School-Based Administrative Activities

As we featured earlier this week on the Policy Center, a new report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has…


Most California Children with Mental Illness Do Not Receive Treatment

While hundreds of thousands of California children have mental health needs, about 70% never receive treatment,…


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…