California’s Mental Health Services Act calls for transformational change and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is driving that change in partnership with consumers, counties and other stakeholders. Integrating and using data is the cornerstone of the Commission’s strategy. The Commission collects and curates data from local mental health systems on spending, services, client demographics and outcomes. In 2018, the Commission published a set of Transparency Dashboards (transparency.mhsoac.ca.gov) to increase the public’s access to mental health data. These tools are due for a makeover.
We recognize that the current public health crisis is challenging for all of us. Your help remains critical in reimagining how the Commission can better support public awareness and understanding of mental health outcomes, priorities, programs and services across our state. The Commission is convening a facilitated, online discussion and demonstration of new dashboard concepts to help plan for and implement improvements to these tools. Our aim is to launch new dashboards this summer by listening to, and acting on, input from the wide array of audiences who need easier access to this information.
Join us online, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 1pm – 3 pm. Help us better understand what you and/or your stakeholders need to know or want to learn about California mental health finances, programs, and outcomes, and how the Commission can best provide access to that information.