Sacramento County Supervisors Move Forward With Plan To Improve Mental Health Care in Region
On Tuesday, Sacramento County supervisors approved a plan to reduce the unnecessary use of emergency departments for mental health issues. Each month, emergency departments in the county treat an average of 1,400 mental health patients in crisis. Under the plan, the county will seek $5.7 million in grant funding to open three new 15-bed crisis stabilization units and boost payments to three area psychiatric hospitals by $4.2 million.
- "Sacramento County Writes Big Check To Ease Mental Health Crisis, Take Pressure Off Struggling Hospitals" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 3/24).