Steinberg Institute

2021 Call To Action

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021

Dear friends and supporters, As we move into 2021 and approach the start of spring, it feels like there are at last some reasons for hope and optimism. That knowledge […]

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Mental Health Equity, Access and Justice in 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

We’re very happy to have entered a new year and a new political climate with so much more hope on the horizon. We’re also resolved to keep pushing for change, […]

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Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to Mental Health Crises

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 18, 2021 Contacts: Tara Gamboa-Eastman, Steinberg Institute: tara@steinberginstitute.org, 916-580-2089 Jordan Curley, Office of Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan: Jordan.Curley@asm.ca.gov, 916-319-2016 Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to […]

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Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 17, 2021 Jen Kwart, jennifer.kwart@asm.ca.gov, 714.749.2001 Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California Legislation would create a statewide […]

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Panelists of Stakeholder Convening on the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

Leaders Address the Crisis on Our Streets

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021

There is no more serious problem in California than the unacceptable number of people who are homeless on our streets and suffering from severe mental illness. How do we protect […]

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Governor Signs Nurse Practitioner Law, Takes Another Step to Expand California’s Mental Health Workforce

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Originally published by California State of Mind, September 25, 2020 by Rob Waters Read the original story here  Another bill aimed at boosting the California health and behavioral health workforce […]

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Steinberg Institute’s Legislative Package Signed by the Governor

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Governor Gavin Newson today signed into law a package of mental health-related bills that puts California at the forefront of efforts by states to address a mental health crisis that […]

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LA Times Op-Ed: Mentally ill people in desperate need of treatment often don’t get it because of an antiquated law

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Jonathan Sherin and Darrell Steinberg, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, on August 20, 2020. A link to the full […]

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Collaborative Care, Medication Assisted Therapy Key to Preventing Thousands of Deaths from COVID-Related Suicide and Overdose

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020

Universal access to collaborative care for every American with depression could prevent between 9,000 and 14,500 deaths from suicide each year, saving between 725 and 1,100 people in Texas and […]

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Steinberg Institute Applauds State Senate Committee for Advancing Vital Mental Health Bills

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020

The Steinberg Institute is thrilled by the votes today in the Appropriation Committee of the California Senate advancing two important mental health bills.  The bills are: –SB 803, authored by […]

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