What’s happening: Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the Yes on Proposition 1 campaign on Jan. 3. The $6 billion bond measure would reform California’s Mental Health Services Act and create more than 10 thousand new behavioral health treatment beds across the state.
What else to know: Kirsten Barlow, CHA vice president, policy, attended the Yes on Proposition 1 Kickoff event in Los Angeles. Barlow’s focus area is behavioral health. Prop. 1 will be on the March 5 primary ballot.
Twenty years ago, California became the first state in the nation to take mental health directly to the voters. Today, it’s still the only state to do so. With Prop. 1, California is doubling down on that historic move and adding treatment for substance use disorders to the state’s leadership and commitment to better health care for all.
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