Steinberg Institute

LA Times Op-Ed: How to prepare for the second pandemic — of mental health issues.

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Darrell Steinberg, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, on May 11, 2020. A link to the full article can be […]

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Governor Newsom announces COVID-19 resources for emotional support and well-being

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Newsom announced a new California COVID-19 resource webpage to provide resources for emotional support and well-being, as part of the State’s COVID-19 response. Link to CA’s COVID-19 Resources for […]

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Board Chair Dr. Tom Insel

Governor’s Special Advisor on Mental Health Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California | California Healthline

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019

“In a career full of twists, turns and high-powered assignments, Thomas Insel may now be embarking on one of his most daunting tasks yet — helping California find its way out of a worrisome mental health care crisis.”

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Gov. Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to co-chair homeless task force and Dr. Tom Insel to be a key advisor on mental health policy

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. Gavin Newsom at a press conference Tuesday charged two of the Steinberg Institute’s leaders – Founder Darrell Steinberg and Board Member Dr. Tom Insel – with […]

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More than $300 million in No Place Like Home money going to work

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019

More good news coming out of the “No Place Like Home” bond program this week: The state of California awarded $302 million for supportive housing projects for people living with […]

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Our 2020 Legislative Package is out!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Now in our sixth year of operation, the Steinberg Institute is capitalizing on the political momentum created by a new governor who has prioritized mental health policy by pursuing an […]

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No Place Like Home proposals are in – time to give the voters what they want

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

With a swiftness born of need, communities grappling with homelessness across California have submitted proposals to use more than all of the first $178 million tranche from Proposition 2, the […]

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The Steinberg Institute supports AB 890 to grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Proposed law follows release of groundbreaking report recommending an end to outdated regulations so California can fill growing healthcare workforce gaps SACRAMENTO, CA – The Steinberg Institute hails AB 890 by […]

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Governor Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to lead new Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Governor Newsom names Darrell Steinberg to lead new Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom in his State of the State address Tuesday named […]

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Newsom Proposes Visionary Investment in Mental Health Care

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget calls for bold and strategic investments in mental health care that would set the stage for large-scale transformation and launch California into a new era of service delivery.

Newsom’s budget proposal, released Thursday, highlights the debilitating impacts of untreated mental illness on families and communities throughout California. In response, it promises aggressive investment across the treatment spectrum, vastly expanding early detection and intervention in mental illness, and infusing significant new funding into housing and treatment for people whose mental illness is already progressed and disabling.

In addition, he signaled an end to what has been a longstanding leadership vacuum in the state’s approach to mental health care, saying that in the coming weeks he would establish a new “mental health czar” to drive California toward a more visionary approach to care.

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