California Mental Health Planning Council
The California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC) is a majority Consumer and Family member advisory body to state and local government, the Legislature, and residents of California on mental health services in California.
The vision and mission of the CMHPC guides its evaluation of California's system of mental health care through targeted committee studies, community site visits, and General Session forums and presentations. The CMHPC informs the Administration and the Legislature on priority issues through publications and reports, provides feedback on mental health policy and regulations, and on legislative actions based on its Policy Platform. Please feel free to contact our office for more information.
Issue Paper Released:
The Planning Council announces the release of its Issue Paper, Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs): Highlighting the critical need for adult residential facilities for adults with serious mental illness in California. The paper discusses the need for and barriers to Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) in California for adults (including seniors) with mental illness and presents some proposed remedies.
2017 CMHPC Quarterly Meetings
CMHPC committees and staff have conducted research, queried communities and stakeholders, and hosted forums and presentations across the state on mental health priorities and concerns. Learn about:
Data Notebook- The data notebook is a snapshot of current mental health indicators compared to statewide indicators. The CMHPC is currently working on the 2017 Data Notebook project with the county mental health boards statewide.
News to Us! - Information on trends and policies impacting mental health services shared by our Council Members.