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.
At the June 2016 quarterly meeting, the Executive Committee approved the 2016-17 Transparency Statement.
2016 and 2017 CMHPC Quarterly Meeting Schedule
Please visit our Upcoming Meetings link down below for additional information and meeting materials.
July 2016 Health Care Integration Committee Meeting (PDF) July 2016 Advocacy Committee Meeting (PDF)
CMHPC committees and staff have queried communities and stakeholders and hosted forums and presentations across the state on mental health priorities and concerns. Learn about:
Patients' Rights Committee Report (PDF
What CMHPC heard from stakeholders at the Community Mental Health Forums in 2015 (PDF
Statewide Needs Assessment and Planning Report (PDF)
2015 Data Notebook Report (PDF)
Hope for the Homeless (PDF)
The CMHPC is currently working on the 2016 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 2016 Data Notebook will be released in late summer 2016.
Upcoming Meetings - CMHPC schedule and quarterly meeting information through 2016.
Overview - The history, mission, and vision of the CMHPC.
|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.
||Roles and Responsibilities - The state and federal mandates that authorize CMHPC and define our purpose.|
We are Listening - Check in with stakeholders on the accessibility of mental health services in their communities.
|Council Membership - The current composition of the Planning Council membership and membership information. |
|News to Us!
- Information on trends and policies impacting mental health services shared by our Council Members.
|CMHPC Committees and Workgroups - Areas of focus within the Planning Council.|