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CalBridge Funding Will Help Train Behavioral Health Navigators 

On March 1, the Department of Health Care Services awarded more than $4.6 million to 39 hospitals with emergency departments (EDs). Each hospital received $120,000 to train behavioral health navigators to help expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services.  

The awards are part of the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program, which aims to train and expand the ED workforce to address the urgent need for behavioral health patient care. To date, 282 hospitals have received funding under the CalBridge program.