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Maienschein: Improving Mental Health Services

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

By Assemblyman Brian Maienschein The 2017 legislative session in California produced a critical step forward for mental health care that was embraced and supported on both sides of the aisle. […]

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California Working to Intervene Earlier – Before a Brain Illness Crisis

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

By Darrell Steinberg and Thomas Insel What goes through your mind as you walk by someone living in a doorway or an alley? Is it sorrow? Fear? Or does the […]

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Sutter Mental Health Chief John Boyd elected president of MHSOAC

Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017

John Boyd, Sutter Health’s CEO of Mental Health Services, will take the helm at the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Boyd brings extensive experience in brain health […]

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Governor signs bill promoting psychiatric training for California’s primary care providers

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017

The novel legislation, sponsored by the Steinberg Institute, is part of a broader effort to promote early intervention and prevention for people living with brain illness. SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. […]

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Governor signs landmark California law to expand early intervention programs for mental illness

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

Assembly Bill 1315 will help launch a paradigm shift for mental health care in California, fueling a move from a fail-first to a care-first model. SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. Jerry […]

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Steinberg Institute’s Maggie Merritt to Help Shape Future Health Workforce

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Steinberg Institute Executive Director Maggie Merritt has been appointed to a key advisory committee that will help inform the work of the California Future Health Workforce Commission, a high-powered panel […]

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CA Legislature sends governor two game-changing mental health bills

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Taken together, Assembly Bills 1315 and 1340 would help launch a paradigm shift for mental health care in California, fueling a move from a fail-first to a care-first model. SACRAMENTO, […]

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Senate unanimously passes landmark measure to expand early intervention for mental illness

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

AB 1315 would create a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to expand evidence-based models for early detection, prevention and intervention of psychosis and serious mood disorders. SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate […]

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Senate passes legislation urging basic psychiatric training for primary care providers

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The novel legislation, sponsored by the Steinberg Institute, now is just one step away from the Governor’s desk.  SACRAMENTO – The California Senate unanimously approved novel legislation Tuesday that would help […]

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Landmark measure to fund early intervention for mental illness moves to full Senate

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017

AB 1315 would create a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to expand evidence-based models for early detection, prevention and intervention of psychosis and serious mood disorders. SACRAMENTO, CA – A landmark measure […]

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