Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) & BHS Councils

Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB)

  • Reviews and evaluates the community’s behavioral health needs, services, programs, facilities, and procedures to ensure citizen and professional involvement in the planning process. BHAB members are appointed to serve on the board by their Supervisorial District Board of Supervisor.
    • Meets first Thursday of every month | 2:30pm-5:00pm (in-person with virtual option)
      • Location: 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 - Room 302
      • See the BHAB Meetings Handout for details on BHAB subcommittees and how to join.  
    • BHAB Meeting Materials

BHS convenes multiple stakeholder groups and formal Councils, each with a distinct purpose as it relates to various aspects of the behavioral health community.

Adult Council

  • Facilitates the design, implementation, and evaluation of the adult behavioral health system of care by providing feedback and recommendations to the BHS Director and BHS Executive Team.
  • Meets every second Monday of the month | 11:00am-12:30pm (virtual)
  • Adult Council Meeting Minutes

Housing Council

  • Facilitates design, implementation, and evaluation of housing for individuals with serious mental illness by providing feedback and recommendations to the BHS Director and BHS Executive Team.
  • Meets every other month (odd months) on the first Thursday of the month | 11:30am-1:00pm (virtual)
  • BHS Housing Council Meeting Minutes

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Council

  • Advances systems and services to ensure that children and youth are healthy, safe, lawful, successful in school and in their transition to adulthood, while living in nurturing homes with families.
  • Meets every second Monday of the month | 9:00am-10:30am (virtual)
  • Children, Youth and Families Meeting Materials

North Inland Faith Based Partnership

  • Meets to share information about the status of the faith-based academies and discuss creation of community events with themes of faith and behavioral health. The Council disseminates new information, gains feedback from providers and community stakeholders, and allows community presenters to inform the group of current events, programs, and new services.
  • Meets every other month (even months) on the second Thursday of the month | 11:00am-12:00pm (in-person)
    • Location: One Safe Place, 1050 Vallecitos Blvd. San Marcos, CA 92069
  • North Inland Meeting Minutes

Older Adult Council

  • Facilitates the design, implementation, and evaluation of the older adult behavioral health system of care by providing feedback and recommendations to the BHS Director and BHS Executive Team.
  • Meets every fourth Wednesday of the month | 10:00am-12:00pm (virtual)
  • Older Adult Council Meeting Minutes

Transitional Age Youth Council

  • Facilitates the design and implementation of transitional age youth (ages 16-25) services in the BHS system of care by providing feedback and recommendations to the BHS Director.
  • Meets every fourth Wednesday of the month | 3:00pm-4:30pm (virtual)
  • Transitional Age Youth Council Meeting Minutes