​​​​DHCS Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The DHCS Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee (BH-SAC) is a broad-based body to disseminate information and receive coordinated input regarding DHCS behavioral health activities. It was created as part of the ongoing DHCS effort to integrate behavioral health (BH) with the rest of the health care system, and incorporates existing groups that have advised DHCS on behavioral health topics. Following the model of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, the BH-SAC advises the DHCS Director on the behavioral health components of the Medi-Cal program as well as behavioral health policy issues more broadly.

The BH-SAC convenes a diverse and visible stakeholder advisory group of leaders and representatives from key behavioral health concerns, including counties,​ providers, and policy organizations to provide feedback and guidance to DHCS on BH issues.

Meet​ing Information

​Next Meeting

BH-SAC Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022​

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.​​

On February 17, DHCS will conduct a briefing on the CalAIM Section 1115 demonstration and CalAIM Section 1915(b) waiver at the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee (BH-SAC) meeting. This briefing will review the approved initiatives and components included in the CalAIM demonstration and waiver, provide an opportunity for the public to provide comment on both including the progress of the demonstration, and provide an update on pending CalAIM waiver requests.​


Please register in advance

Call-in participants who do not register for the webinar will not be able to view presentation materials, and will not be able to make oral public comments. However, written public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. February 18​, at BehavioralHealthSAC@dhcs.ca.gov

For audio access only, call:​

Dial-In(415) 655-000
Access Code: 2596 982 9039


October 21, 2021 BH-SAC Meeting Summary​

Assistive Services
​​​​​​​For individuals with disabilities, DHCS will provide free assistive devices, including language and sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, note takers, reading or writing assistance, and conversion of training or meeting materials into braille, large print, audio, or electronic format. To request alternative format or language services, please call or write: 

Department of Health Care Services 
Office of Communications
1501 Capitol Ave, MS 0025, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-7660

Please note that the range of assistive services available may be limited if requests are received less than ten working days prior to the meeting.​

​Upcoming Meetings

  • ​February 17, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • October 20, 2022​



As of July 1, 2019, the following stakeholde​r groups will be part of BH-SAC:

​Member List


Contact Us

Please direct your comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the DHCS BH-SAC to: BehavioralHealthSAC@dhcs.ca.gov

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