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Off and Running Toward Better Behavioral Health Care

In less than two months, Californians will head to the polls — or the post office for those who prefer mail-in ballots — for the 2024 primary election. A ballot question, Proposition 1, will ask voters to weigh in on whether or not to support a sweeping modernization of the state’s mental health system. This proposal will refocus billions of dollars in existing funds to prioritize Californians with the deepest mental health needs, living in encampments, or suffering the worst substance use disorders. 

New Year, New Laws, Continued Advocacy

The turn of the calendar to 2024 brings much change for California: a new budget that will have to navigate a deficit that could be as high as $68 billion, a presidential election year, and a host of new laws passed last year that are now in effect.