This is a comprehensive needs assessment that demonstrates areas of need for behavioral health services. This assessment provides data and stakeholder perspectives for DHCS as it implements major behavioral health initiatives, responds to new federal funding opportunities, and prepares to submit a Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver in 2022 to strengthen mental health services for people living with serious mental illness (SMI) and children and youth living with serious emotional disturbance (SED).


Author: DHCS