WHEREAS, the Mental Health Services Act (formally Proposition 63) passed by California voters in November 2004 established funding for mental health programs and services throughout the State; and,
WHEREAS, the State of California’s Department of Mental Health has given counties an opportunity to apply for funding from the Mental Health Services Act to support local mental health programs and services; and,
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Department of Public Health engaged in an extensive community planning process to determine San Francisco’s mental health needs and priorities as required for funding under the Mental Health Services Act; and,
WHEREAS, mental health consumers and family members of consumers were included at all levels of the planning process; and,
WHEREAS, the community planning process was informed by more than 75 public meetings, targeted outreach to mental health consumers, families of consumers, historically unserved communities, including Asian Americans, Latinos and the Indigenous Population, and underserved communities, usage analyses, and evidence based practices and policies; now, therefore, be it,
RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Health Commission approves the City’s application to the State of California for funding under the Mental Health Services Act and requests the State’s Department of Mental Health to give it due consideration.
I hereby certify that the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of October 18, 2005 adopted the foregoing resolution.
Michele M. Seaton, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission