Orange County Secures Funding For Emergency Mental Health Centers
The county votes to take a $3.1 million state grant to help pay for building renovations and start-up costs. The new facilities aim to alleviate caseloads at local hospitals and provide better psychiatric care. In other news, federal government award money goes to 163 health centers in California.
The Orange County Register:
County To Get First Emergency Centers For Psych Patients, Unburdening Hospitals
Orange County is set to get its first emergency medical centers dedicated to treating people who suffer sudden psychiatric episodes, addressing a void that critics say long has burdened local hospitals and left mentally ill patients with inadequate treatment. County supervisors voted Tuesday to accept a nearly $3.1 million competitive state grant that will help pay for building renovations and program start-up costs for the expanded care at two undetermined locations. (Graham, 8/23)
Valley Health Centers Awarded For High Performance
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued 163 awards to California totaling $13,074,002 to invest in health center quality improvements. California health centers will use the money to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructures as well as improve primary care service. The funding came from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund. (Martin, 8/24)