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YMA Releases New Data Compilation on Access to EPSDT Services

Breaking news! Young Minds Advocacy has released an exclusive table on access to Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) mental health services. The table, available for download here, provides data on California’s provision of Medi-Cal specialty mental health services to children and youth—and, more specifically, a county-by-county comparison of EPSDT penetration rates from [...]

Bill to Provide Equal Access to Mental Healthcare for Foster Youth Heads to the Governor’s Desk With Virtually Unanimous Support

On Monday, Assembly Bill 1299 (Ridley-Scott), “Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Foster Youth,” passed the California State Assembly and is now on its way to the Governor’s Desk. This marks a turning point in a nearly 20 year effort to ensure all foster youth have equal access to mental healthcare. Foster youth are three [...]

News for the Week of January 4, 2016

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Pipeline to Prison [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:03+00:00 January 8th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

DHCS Affirms that ‘Katie A.’ Services Aren’t Just for Foster Youth

In May, Young Minds Advocacy wrote to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) requesting action to end the prohibition on providing intensive community-based mental healthcare to as many as 15,000 low-income youth in need throughout the state. In a response received yesterday, DHCS agreed with Young Minds’ assertion that these services, also known as [...]

Allocating Equality Part 3

DOF Allocates Growth Funds Based on Youth-Centered Policy Goals Rather Than Business-As-Usual By Annabelle Gardner, Director of Communications Last week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released an informational notice* announcing the formula that will be used to allocate over $60 million of growth funds from the Behavioral Health Services Growth Special Account to [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:05+00:00 October 13th, 2015|EPSDT, Featured Posts, Policy Action|0 Comments

News for the Week of July 20, 2015

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Juvenile Inmates Have [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:09+00:00 August 7th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Young People Want and Deserve Better Care Than SB 253 Can Deliver

By Patrick Gardner, President In the debate about children and psychotropic medications, everyone is looking for better outcomes. Foster youth are seeking to assert more control over their lives and their healthcare, and they want people to understand that medications alone cannot fix the hurt they feel. Doctors and other healthcare providers are struggling to [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:09+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Featured Posts, Foster Youth, Policy Action|0 Comments

Allocating Equality: Part 2

Pending DOF Decision Will Significantly Affect Access to Mental Health Services for Low-income Youth in California Last month we shared highlights from the California Senate Budget Subcommittee’s hearing on proposed changes to the methodology used to allocate 2011 Realignment Behavioral Health Growth funding to county mental health programs. The Department of Finance (DOF) is the agency [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|EPSDT, Featured Posts, Policy Action|0 Comments

Weekly Mashup Special Edition: Videos We Love!

Throughout the month of May we will be taking a break from our usual weekly news round up to bring you The Weekly Mashup: Special Edition! Each Friday, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be highlighting our favorite resources, campaigns and organizations that are a part of the movement to make mental health [...]

News for the Week of April 19, 2015

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! A Surge in [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:11+00:00 April 24th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments