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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.  

What's New

The California Mental Health Planning Council will host a public community dialogue on the behavioral health needs within the older adult and aging population.
When: Friday, June 16, 2017
Where: Irvine, California.  
More information is available on the event flyer.


The Health Care Integration Committee has issued a policy brief on Mild-to-Moderate Mental Health Conditions. This brief is an introductory piece to the issue brief published by the California Health Care Foundation entitled "The Circle Expands: Understanding Medi-Cal Coverage of Mild-to-Moderate Mental Health Conditions." 


The Health Care Integration Committee has issued a year-end summary on Alternatives to Psychiatric Medication

Upcoming Meetings

June 2017 Quarterly Meeting

June 14-16, 2017

Atrium Hotel - Irvine, California


Please visit our Upcoming Meetings page for additional information and meeting materials.

2017 CMHPC Quarterly Meetings

October 18-20, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento, California

Transparency Statement

At the June 2016 quarterly meeting, the Executive Committee approved the 2016-17 Transparency Statement.

CMHPC Reports 

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:

Other News 

The CMHPC is currently working on the 2017 Data Notebook project with the county mental health boards statewide. The data notebook is a snapshot of current mental health indicators that is compared to statewide indicators.  It is anticipated that the 2017 Data Notebook will be released in August 2017.  


News to Us! - Information on trends and policies impacting mental health services shared by our Council Members.


Upcoming Meetings - CMHPC schedule and quarterly meeting information through 2017. ​
Become a member - We are always recruiting. Join the CMHPC and help us advocate for an effective and accessible mental health system across the life span for all Californians.​



Overview - The history, mission, and vision of the CMHPC.​​
Roles and Responsibilities - The state and federal mandates that authorize CMHPC and define our purpose.​
Membership Composition - The current composition of the Planning Council membership and membership information.​
CMHPC Committees and Workgroups - Areas of focus within the Planning Council.​​



Contact Us


CMHPC Committees

Become a Member

CMHPC Library and Resources

Archived Meeting Materials


Last modified on: 6/13/2017 9:01 AM