WELCOME TO THE ORANGE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT (MHSA) WEB PAGE
In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, to establish the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), expanding and enhancing the public behavioral health system of care.
The overall Vision and guiding principles of the MHSA is to transform the public Behavioral Health System to create a culturally competent system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults living with severe mental illness, resiliency for children living with serious emotional disorders, and their families.
For more information, call 1-714-834-3104 or email MHSA@ochca.com
View a list of Stakeholder Engagement Meetings (link to a page of meetings)
"The County shall adopt the following standards in planning, implementing, and evaluating the programs and/or services provided with Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds. The planning, implementation and evaluation process includes, but is not limited to, the Community Program Planning Process...and the manner in which the County delivers services and evaluates services delivery."
|Community Program Planning (CPP)
The CPP component encourages community contribution to improve behavioral health outcomes. The CPP process includes informing stakeholders of fiscal trends, program progress and outcomes, and program improvement activities, as well as obtaining feedback to improve services and supports, and create or expand programs and services.
|Community Services and Supports (CSS)
CSS program are intended to expand and increase access to mental health services, focusing on individuals living with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. The majority of MHSA funding (76%) must be directed toward CSS programs.
|Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
PEI programs are designed to prevent mental illness from becoming severe and disabling, to improve timely access to needed behavioral health services, and avoid negative outcomes like suicide, incarcerations, school failure, and unemployment due to an unaddressed behavioral health condition. 19% of a county’s MHSA allocation is directed to support PEI programs.
Innovation Component supports time-limited projects to test new, creative methods to address behavioral health needs and contribute to learning. 5% of MHSA funds are directed toward the Innovation Component.
|Workforce Development and Training
The WET component is designed to support public behavioral health workforce through recruitment, retention, and training of qualified public behavioral health employees.
|Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN)
The Capital Facilities and Technological Needs component is designed to improve the infrastructure of public behavioral health services. This component allows counties to acquire, develop, or renovate buildings to deliver and support MHSA programs. Technology supports counties to modernize and update clinical and administrative information systems.
For additional information regarding MHSA, please follow the link to the MHSA 101 training video.
MHSA Plans and Reports
- MHSA 3 Year Plan and Annual Updates
- ALL MHSA PLANS AND PLAN UPDATES
- FISCAL YEAR 2021 – 22
- FISCAL YEAR 2019-20
- FISCAL YEAR 2018-19
- THREE YEAR INTEGRATED PLAN FISCAL YEARS 2020 – 21 THROUGH 2022 – 23
- THREE YEAR INTEGRATED PLAN FISCAL YEARS 2017 – 2018 THROUGH 2019 – 20
MHSA ANNUAL REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE REPORTS
- Fiscal Year 2021/22
- Fiscal Year 2020/21
- Fiscal Year 2019/20
- Fiscal Year 2018/19
- Fiscal Year 2017/18
- Fiscal Year 2016/17
PLEASE CONTACT US AT MHSA@OCHCA.COM OR (714) 834 – 3104 WITH ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS