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Media Advisory

REMINDER: Public Meeting Dec. 1 to Discuss Contra Costa Mental Health Funding

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Contra Costa Behavioral Health, a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), invites anyone interested in improving local mental health services to participate in a public forum Thursday, Dec. 1, in Bay Point.

The forum will help the county set its budget for state Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding for 2017-20.

Those interested in attending should RSVP no later than Wednesday, Nov. 30 at or 925-957-5150.


Ideas and advice are welcome from all members of the public, particularly providers, patients and their families.

Visit the "Latest Information" section at for details.


3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road in Bay Point.


Contra Costa's current MHSA budget, which ends in June 2017, will have provided about $41.6 million to more than 80 mental health programs, prioritized through a similar community planning process.

Forum goals include identifying service gaps and setting priorities for the next 3-year MHSA budget.

Discussion will include an overview of how the MHSA works and how the funding is currently used in Contra Costa.

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  • Karl Fischer,