Delta Center California brings together leaders from eight organizations to collaborate on a State Policy & Partnership Roundtable. These organizations represent safety-net primary care and behavioral health providers, payers, and consumers. Roundtable participants engage in a series of facilitated discussions on how current and future state policy and payment can support better care and outcomes with the goal of identifying shared policy priorities and actions.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a non-profit agency that helps health professionals, agencies and funders improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use challenges through policy, training, evaluation, technical assistance, and research, specifically by helping health professionals, health organizations, and purchasers of health services. CIBHS envisions a future in which California is the national leader in the provision of mental health and substance use disorder services and support systems that successfully advance hope, wellness, resiliency, recovery and full community integration for all adults, children and families across their life spans.
The California Primary Care Association (CPCA), formed in 1994, has become the statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California community health centers and their patients. CPCA represents more than 1,370 not-for-profit Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Regional Clinic Associations who provide comprehensive, quality healthcare services, particularly for low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians, who might otherwise not have access to health care. Their mission is to lead and position community clinics, health centers, and networks through advocacy, education and services as key players in the health care delivery system to improve the health status of their communities.
The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) works to advance policy and advocacy efforts that strengthen the capacity of its members. They aim to ensure access to comprehensive, high-quality, culturally sensitive health care services for all Californians, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, and educate the next generation of health care professionals. For over 30 years, CAPH has served as the health policy and advocacy voice for members at the state and federal levels. They work closely with the California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI), the 501c3 affiliate of CAPH, as well as county associations, the hospital industry, community clinics, consumer advocates, and social service providers.
Since 1999, SNI has provided California’s public health care systems with expert-led program offerings, hands-on technical assistance, and peer-learning opportunities, while working hand-in-hand with CAPH. SNI supports California’s public health care systems by informing and shaping statewide and national health care policy, by providing performance measurement and reporting expertise, and by accelerating and supporting decision-making and learning, within and across member systems. Because of its work, more people – especially the under-served – receive effective, efficient, and respectful health care regardless of their ability to pay.
The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) is a statewide association of non-profit agencies dedicated to providing mental health and substance use disorder programs and services. They are dedicated to the proposition that Californians deserve a rational, comprehensive, and adequately funded community-based behavioral health system. They advocate on issues pertaining to physical health, mental health, housing, social services, education, substance abuse services, and vocational rehabilitation at the state Capitol, with state agencies, and the federal government. Their goal is to ensure that federal, state, and county programs can support integrated healthcare services for children, youth, adults, and older adults.
The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a nonprofit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from California’s 58 counties, Berkeley, and Tri-City. They seek to ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective, and culturally competent behavioral health care for Californians by providing leadership, advocacy, and support to County Behavioral Health Directors and programs. They bring together behavioral health professionals to inform public policy and improve the delivery of behavioral health services, supporting efforts to help the most vulnerable – children with serious emotional challenges, adults with serious mental disorders, and people living with substance use disorders.
NAMI California is a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. NAMI California has 56 local affiliates and represents 19,000 people to the California Legislature and Governor on mental illness issues. NAMI California works to provide a strong, coherent system that offers a continuum of care for the persistent, long-term needs of people with mental illness. They advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all their constituents. They provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California.
The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is the unifying force in the charge to lead change and provide support for the state’s children, youth and families. For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf. Their mission is to promote the health, well-being and safety of children, youth and families in California as a collective voice impacting policy and best practices to strengthen the systems that serve them.
Local Health Plans of California (LHPC) is a statewide trade association that represents all 16 local, not-for-profit health plans that provide access to critical and comprehensive healthcare services for low-income populations enrolled in Medi-Cal. Their plans serve approximately 70% of the 10 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medi-Cal managed care. For over 20 years, LHPC has supported member plans through policy development, advocacy, analysis and education. They work closely with the statewide agencies that regulate local health plans – Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) – and with Covered California, the California State Legislature and providers across the state.
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) supports and empowers individuals experiencing mental health and substance use conditions along their path towards wellness, recovery, and resiliency. The Office of Peer Support Services is committed to transforming the behavioral health system by engaging, promoting, supporting and empowering peers receiving services, and peer-run organizations and programs. The Office of Peer Support Services is working to collaborate with the community to support Alameda County in becoming a leader in certifying Peer Support Specialists; and ensuring that peer support services and trainings are available and accessible to everyone with mental health and co-occurring needs on their wellness and recovery journey.