Mental Health

Senate Bill 195 (S. 195) Introduced in Congress to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools

On January 1, 2013, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) introduced the Mental Health in Schools Act to, "ensure that schools…


Obama's Plan To Curb Gun Violence Includes Mental Health Directives

On Wednesday, President Obama released nearly two dozen executive actions and proposals to Congress aimed at curbing…


Better Mental Health Care Predicted for Healthy Families Kids with Serious Needs

Santa Cruz County mental health staff and patient advocates in California predict that many children enrolled in the…


Policy Brief: Coordinator Perspective on School Medi-Cal Programs, Results from Paradigm's Policy Impact Survey

Earlier this year, Paradigm’s Policy & Research Division distributed a Policy Impact Survey to more than 170…


New Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup Convened

The California Department of Education (CDE) today announced a Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup will soon meet to…


Plans to Move Healthy Families Enrollees into Medi-Cal in California

As a result of changes to the federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the state of California is finalizing…


A School-Based Medicaid Perspective on California's 2012-13 Proposed Budget

On January 5, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for 2012-13, addressing a $9.2 billion projected…


California State Budget Enacted for 2011-12: AB 3632 Mandate Repealed

The California mandate on county mental health (CMH) departments to provide mental health services to eligible special…


Policy Brief: AB 3632 Update, June 2011

The AB 3632 mandate on county mental health (CMH) departments was originally passed in 1984, but in the fall of 2010,…


2010 Legislative and Regulatory Review

Includes information on federal legislative items (CMS 6028, HR 3590 'Health Reform', HR 1586, and CMS 2361) and…