News / Articles of Interest


2014 NEWS 

Cal MediConnect Behavioral Health Quick Guide (April 2014) 

Disclaimer: This Matrix is intended to demonstrate how County Behavioral Health Services and our local health plans will collaborate to provide coordinated care.  It is not a definitive list of covered services, just examples.

Improving Physical Health Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness (via RAND) 

Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (via Urban Institute) 

2014 California Wellness Plan  (via CA Dept of Public Health) 


Mental Health Severity Screening TOOL for San Diego (MARCH 2014) 
MH Severity Tool FINAL

2013 NEWS 

NEW RESOURCE: Jobs in SoCAL This site provides opportunities for those seeking to find or post jobs within the Southern California Behavioral Health field.

Super-Utilizer Summit: Common Themes From Innovative Complex Care Management Programs | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | October 2013 | FULL REPORT HERE 

San Diego Low Income Health Program (LIHP) Website UPDATE | October 2013 

San Diego Emergency Rooms Launch ‘Safe Prescribing’ Guidelines

New prescription pain guidelines will be used in hospital emergency departments throughout San Diego and Imperial counties to balance patients’ needs against potential for pain-medicine abuse.

Engage Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions in Your Integration Work: New Report

Coalitions and Community Health: Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care provides an overview for how coalitions can promote integrated care in their communities by building on the work that they are already doing.

County of San Diego’s Cultural Competence Southern Region XVIII Resource Toolkit  2012

The Health Care Innovations Exchange 

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality created the Health Care Innovations Exchange to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care.

14 Faces of Mental Illness – Slideshow 

Through our lens: personal stories of mental illness ian exhibition featuring photos of San Diegans with mental illness. There are two photos of each person: one a color portrait, the other a black-and-white image suggesting the strain of the societal stigma attached to mental illness. The captions in this gallery are excerpted from longer descriptions in the exhibition.

San Diego Public Health Champions Announced

2013 National Drug Control Strategy *Released on April 24 by the Obama Administration

INNOVATIONS IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT: Addiction Treatment Providers Working with Integrated Primary Care Services (May 2013, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions)