The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a fact sheet with information about the Behavioral Health Response and Rescue Project (BHRRP), a new project aimed at increasing access to behavioral health care for all Californians. The fact sheet provides information about planned project activities and timelines. DHCS, along with project administrators, plan to release new funding opportunities through BHRRP over the coming months. BHRRP’s goals include:
- Expanding access to behavioral health care in California through investments in the workforce, mobile crisis care, recovery services, and preventative care.
- Advancing health equity across the behavioral health care system by targeting the needs of the most vulnerable communities, including those in crisis and experiencing first episode psychosis.
- Informing policy decisions through research and data analysis on the behavioral health workforce, the behavioral health continuum of care, and the overall effectiveness of BHRRP programs
BHRRP is funded by supplements to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For more information, visit the BHRRP website.