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Plan to Improve Community Mental Health

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The newly released San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Behavioral Health Plan Strategic Plan assures that SLO County residents can expect substantial growth of local mental health and substance use disorder services. The plan focuses on five key areas that change the current behavioral health system: Prevention and Wellness, Community Services, Intensive Outpatient Services, Crisis Services, and Intensive Residential Services. It ambitiously states over 100 objectives that address the increasing needs of the community around mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Join Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with Frank Warren, Deputy Director of the San Luis Obispo (SLO)County Behavioral Health Department and Morgan Torell, Business Analyst with the SLOCounty Behavioral Health Department. They will discuss the new community Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, the first of its kind following the pandemic, which details goals through 2029.

You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 781-3875.

Broadcast date: 3/7/24

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.

Mario Alberto Viveros Espinoza-Kulick, PhD, is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon on KCBX from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Mario is an advocate, community leader, health equity expert, poet, and author. He uses decolonial-inspired research with Latinx Immigrant and Indigenous communities to improve health on California’s Central Coast.