MHSA & The State of California

In March, the Steinberg Institute, in partnership with the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA), published an impressive progress report on the MHSA. They analyzed the impact this legislation has had on more than 35,000 Californians who received "Whatever-It-Takes" intensive services in 2011. The report also shows other outcomes from 2012 and 2013.

These results—including a 42% decrease in psychiatric hospitalizations—are an important reminder about the impact that can be made when our communities rally to improve mental health care.