More Mental Health Services in L.A. County Get Funds
KCET's "Life & Times" on Tuesday examined how Proposition 63 has impacted mental health services in Los Angeles County (Louie, "Life & Times," KCET, 6/19). California voters in 2004 approved Proposition 63 to provide funds for mental health care services (California Healthline, 6/14).
Los Angeles County has received $300 million in funding through Proposition 63. The money has helped the county Department of Mental Health increase outreach, provide more medication for residents with mental illness, improve follow-up care and launch new programs.
The segment includes comments from:
- Carl Vernon, district chief at the Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center;
- Lisa Wong of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and
- Los Angeles County residents enrolled in programs funded by Proposition 63 ("Life & Times," KCET, 6/19).
A transcript and audio of the complete program are available online. This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.