To assist hospitals interested in the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure grant program that was announced last week, CHA has developed a fact sheet that briefly describes the eligible uses and potential pre-application steps that can be taken.
On Jan. 31, Gov. Newsom announced the availability of over $1 billion in infrastructure funds to help California fill gaps in behavioral health services and housing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new levels of stress on health care professionals. Knowing how to spot signs and symptoms of stress is the first step to learning how to cope, build resilience, and get additional help if needed. To support health care workers during this challenging time, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has compiled these […]
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced the release of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services (BHJIS) Project.
As hospital staff report an increase in the frequency of violent acts in the emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient settings, CHA will host a members-only webinar on Dec. 15 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. (PT) that will review Cal/OSHA workplace violence mitigation plan requirements. The webinar will also discuss the American Hospital Association Hospitals Against Violence Initiative, featuring the Creating Safer Workplaces guide. […]
Communities with low vaccination rates, waning immunity, and indoor gatherings pose the potential for additional surges of patients with COVID-19 who need hospital care. As hospitals and health systems continue to care for patients during this pandemic, CHA has updated its FAQs and links to help inform the surge response to challenges such as staffing and space. In particular, the […]
More than 75 organizations, including the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH), are supporting Sound the Alarm for Kids, a campaign from the Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists that urges Congress to enact legislation and increase funding to address children’s mental health.
The California Department of Health Care Services and Department of Social Services are launching two new programs to support infrastructure projects: the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and the Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program. These investments will ensure behavioral health care can be provided in the least restrictive settings by creating a wide range of options, including outpatient alternatives, urgent care, peer respite, wellness […]
On Nov. 4, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee passed by voice vote a modified version of the CHA-supported Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667). The version that passed aligns with the bill (S. 610) that the Senate passed in August. The bipartisan legislation is named for a doctor who led the emergency […]