Mental Health Board


Purpose

The Sacramento County Mental Health Board is committed to championing the rights of those with mental illnesses in Sacramento County.

Public Stakeholder and Consumer Input: Napper Settlement Agreement
In October/November 2012 the Division of Behavioral Health Services conducted eleven input sessions with interested stakeholders and consumers of mental health services as part of the Napper Settlement Agreement.

This settlement agreement refers to the 2009 federal court injunction to stop the plan to redesign adult mental health services as a result of severe revenue shortfalls.  The document below summarizes the feedback received from public and impacted consumer stakeholders of the mental health system and the County response.

Public Stakeholder and Consumer Input: Napper Settlement Agreement

The Sacramento County Mental Health Board shall do the following: 

  • Advocate for those with mental disabilities, identifying culturally relevant needs, monitoring cost-effective strategies and making recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors.
  • Review and evaluate the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems.
  • Review county mental health contracts.
  • Advise the Board of Supervisors about the local mental health programs.
  • Review and approve procedures to ensure citizen and professional involvement in all stages of the planning process.
  • Submit an annual report to the governing Body on the needs and performance of the county mental health system.
  • Review and make recommendations on the applicants for the appointment of a local director of mental health services.
  • Review and comment on the county’s performance outcome data and communicate findings to the California Mental Health Planning Council.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend: 

Mental Health Board General Meetings
1st Wednesday of every month except December
6:00 p.m. (meetings typically last 2 hours)
Board of Supervisors' Chambers
700 H Street 
Sacramento, California 95814 | Map
Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Mental Health Board Executive Meetings
1st Wednesday of every month except December
Immediately after General Meeting,
Board of Supervisors' Chambers
700 H Street
Sacramento, California 95814 | Map 
 

​A list of available Mental Health Board seats and an application can be found at the
Sacramento County Boards and Commissions webpage. 
 

Contact Information


Monin Mendoza
7001-A East Parkway Suite 300 Sacramento, CA 95823 (916) 875-6349
mendomi@saccounty.net


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