Steinberg Institute

Powerhouse forum takes on critical challenges in mental health workforce

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Steinberg Institute partnered with Kaiser Permanente last month to host a high-powered forum exploring challenges facing California’s mental health workforce, and innovative strategies for rethinking and adapting our traditional models of care. Our speakers brought expertise from across the nation. The audience was composed of representatives for leading policymakers, hospital systems, health organizations, research institutes, mental health providers, government agencies and advocacy groups. And the day was devoted to solutions. Go to the full article to access the visual presentations, photo gallery and forum packet.

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Gavin Newsom: Getting serious about mental health

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018

In a remarkable first, a leading candidate to be Governor of California has embraced mental health care as a top-tier priority. In this essay in Medium, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom lays out his platform for elevating the state’s approach to brain health.

“When it comes to healthcare in California,” he begins, “we for far too long have tolerated two different and unequal worlds. I don’t mean rural and urban. I don’t mean rich and poor. While both those dichotomies are true, I am talking about the fundamental differences in our approach to illness of the body and illness of the brain.”

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Steinberg Institute is hiring a Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Director

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018

The Steinberg Institute is seeking a highly qualified person to fill the role of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Director.  The successful candidate  will possess a thorough understanding of California’s legislative and […]

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Maienschein: Improving Mental Health Services

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

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

What goes through your mind as you walk by someone living in a doorway or an alley? Is it sorrow? Fear? Or does the sight not always register, because homelessness seems a problem that’s too big to fix?

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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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