The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) today issued guidance to ensure health plans comply with amendments made to California’s mental health parity law enacted under Senate Bill (SB) 855, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last year. “The DMHC is committed
This is a readvertisement of a solicitation released in September 2020. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is seeking five (5) dynamic and solution-oriented professional to serve on the Financial Solvency Standards Board (FSSB). The FSSB is a statutorily created entity that meets quarterly to advise the DMHC Director
In a time when college students might feel particularly isolated from the world due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cypress College and sister campus North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) are offering students a bit of reprieve in the form of social and mental health support. The ARISE (Academics,
Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after the governor signed mental health bills SB 803, SB 855, AB 2112, and AB 2265 into law: “Mental health is public health. I’m proud to have supported these measures and applaud my colleagues and the governor for taking action.
The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) announced a new advertising and community outreach campaign encouraging Orange County residents impacted by COVID-19 to care for their mental health by reaching out and seeking support. Specifically, the campaign directs residents to free County of Orange resources available to the community including those
New resources for the community have been added to the City of Garden Grove’s coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage including local emergency relief resources for seniors and mental health services. The H. Louis Lake Senior Center is offering a Senior Wellness Program for seniors to socialize with City staff, promote mental well-being,
Food Resources for Families Tustin Drive Through Food Drive Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, 621 West First St., Tustin CA, 92780 Saddleback Church: Peace Community Resource Center Food Pantry Fresh and nonperishable grocery items, packages contain 5 days
As the spread and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 dominate the world news, we have all witnessed and experienced the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and uncertainty. The way to overcome this natural tendency is to build our mental resilience, the ability to refocus, clear our minds, and discard negative thoughts.
Orange County is providing support to patients and families struggling with a mental health crisis. On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a dozen new spaces at College Hospital’s Crisis Stabilization Unit for involuntary detention, evaluation, and treatment. The facility is in addition to 15 spaces at
Orange County is improving mental health services and expanding training for how law enforcement should handle psychiatric emergencies. “Patients are facing barriers when they try to access mental health services,” said Supervisor Andrew Do, who has made improving the county’s mental health care one of his top priorities on the
Guardsmen could soon have access to on-site mental health help at their monthly drill weekends as part of a partnership between the National Guard Bureau and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The partnership, announced Tuesday, will integrate VA Vet Center staff and the resources they offer with regular drill schedules,
On Wednesday, May 29, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA), Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), and Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI) sent Acting Secretary Shanahan (DoD) and Secretary Wilkie (VA) a bipartisan letter to express their serious concerns with the suicide epidemic affecting servicemembers and veterans and to ask for clarity regarding
Orange County is taking another big step forward with plans to build its own mental health and psychiatric emergency center that will transform the mental health services delivery system for Orange County residents. On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved an $18 million proposal for the OC Wellness