Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Innovation programs are defined as a novel, creative and/or ingenious mental health practices/approaches. The programs are short term and expected to contribute to learning, and are developed within communities through a process that is inclusive and representative, especially of unserved and underserved individuals. The Innovation Component allows counties the opportunity to “try out” new approaches that can inform current and future mental health practices/approaches.

Program summaries and yearly status are located under Mental Health Services Act - Additional Information on the “Documents” page under Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plans and Annual Updates.

County of San Diego Innovative Project Plan

County of San Diego Innovation 2017 (Cycles 3 and 4)

County of San Diego Innovation Development (Cycle 3)

County of San Diego Innovation Plan

County of San Diego Innovation Development (Cycles 1 & 2)

Family and Youth Round Table (FYRT) and Recovery Innovations of California (RICA) conducted a number of focus groups throughout the County on the five proposed Innovation programs. Reports from these focus groups are available below.