California Mental Health Services Authority
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an Independent Administrative and Fiscal Governments Agency focused on the efficient delivery of California Mental Health Projects. Member counties jointly develop, fund, and implement mental health services, projects, and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels.
CalMHSA does not provide clinical services or referrals. CalMHSA is not a legislative agency, nor are we an approval or advocacy body. We are a best practice inter-governmental structure with growing capacity and capability to promote systems and services arising from a shared member commitment to community mental health.
The mission of CalMHSA is to provide member counties a flexible, efficient, and effective administrative/fiscal structure focused on collaborative partnerships and pooling efforts in:
- Development and implementation of common strategies and programs
- Fiscal integrity, protections, and management of collective risk
- Accountability at state, regional, and local levels
CalMHSA supports the values of the California Mental Health Services Act:
- Community collaboration
- Cultural competence
- Client/family-driven mental health system for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults
- Family-driven system of care for children and youth
- Wellness focus, including recovery and resilience
- Integrated mental health system service experiences and interactions