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Health Professions in the News: State Lawmakers Want To Overhaul Mental Health Programs

California Healthline (June 11, 2014)

In a California Healthline report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed new approaches to mental health issues in the wake of the Isla Vista shooting incident -- from a recent legislative proposal targeted at offenders to local efforts to better coordinate care for the mentally ill.  Read the full...

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Health Professions in the News: L.A. County Approves Nearly $41M For Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers, Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

California Healthline (November 13, 2014)

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County supervisors approved $40.9 million in state funding to be used for three new 24-hour psychiatric urgent care centers. Law enforcement officers will be able to bring individuals with mental health problems to the facilities instead of emergency departments or jails...

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Health Professions in the News: L.A. County Approves Plan To Hire Nearly 200 More Employees To Help Residents With Mental Illnesses

California Healthline (December 17, 2014)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has decided to hire nearly 200 new staff members to help residents with mental illnesses access mental health and medical services -- doubling the current number of such employees in the county. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: UCLA Report Shows How Some Clinics Integrate Mental Health Into Primary Care

California Healthline (February 2, 2015)

Researchers at UCLA last week released a report examining five California community clinics that have taken initial steps to incorporate mental health care into the primary care setting. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Draft Plan Emerges To Reduce Disparities in Mental Health Care

California Healthline (January 14, 2015)

The California Department of Public Health this week released a draft of its strategic plan to cut down on the disparities in mental health care for minorities and other groups. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Achieving Mental Health Parity: Slow Going Even In 'Pace Car' State Of California

ChicoER (August 29, 2015)

After the state of California fined her employer $4 million in 2013 for violating the legal rights of mental health patients, Oakland psychologist Melinda Ginne expected her job -- and her patients' lives -- to get better. Instead, she said, things got worse. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: USC Researchers Launch Pilot Program To Help Latinos Recognize Mental Illness, Seek Treatment

California Healthline (September 3, 2015)

University of Southern California researchers launched a pilot program in east San Fernando Valley to raise awareness among Latinos about how to recognize serious mental illness. The program, called La CLAVE, aims to reduce the time it takes for individuals with psychosis to seek and find treatment...

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