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Public input sought on mental health plan

Mountain Democrat - 11/12/2017

The Behavioral Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites the public to provide input on the county's Mental Health Services Act three-year plan annual update for fiscal year 2018-19. Community members can provide input by email, online survey or at an upcoming community meeting. Community meetings to receive input for the MHSA plan are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at El Dorado County Government Office, 330 Fair Lane in Meeting Room C, in Placerville; hosted by NAMI El Dorado.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Road, El Dorado Hills; hosted by EDC Behavioral Health.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. at Green Valley Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Room 306, in Placerville; hosted by EDC Behavioral Health.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park; hosted by EDC Behavioral Health.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at The Hut, 6540 Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown; hosted by Drug Free Divide.

California voters passed MHSA (Proposition 63) in November 2004; the law was enacted Jan. 1, 2005. MHSA places a 1 percent tax on personal incomes more than $1 million. Counties receive funds through the state with the goal of transforming the public mental health system into one that is consumer and family driven, recovery oriented, accessible and culturally competent.

For a copy of the current MHSA plan visit edcgov.us/Government/MentalHealth/Pages/mhsa.aspx. To provide input on the plan via online survey, go to surveymonkey.com/r/FCWX9ZS. Input on the plan update and questions can also be emailed to [email protected] For more information contact Heather Longo at (530) 621-6340.

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