Steinberg Institute

Our Mission

The Steinberg Institute is dedicated to advancing sound public policy and inspiring leadership on issues of brain health. Since its inception in January 2015, the Institute has helped enact sweeping improvements in California mental health policy, including securing $2 billion to provide housing and care for homeless people living with brain illness (No Place Like Home); promoting prevention and early intervention programs and research so that young people receive the care they need before their condition becomes disabling; ensuring mental health services follow foster youth when they are moved from one county to another; advocating for sentencing reform and law enforcement training with the aim of decriminalizing brain illness; and educating elected officials and business leaders so that they embrace quality mental health care as a top-tier priority.

Our vision: a system of care in which brain illness is addressed with the same urgency and sweep as physical illness.