Public Hearing to be Held for Innovative Behavioral Health Pilot Project
San Bernardino, CA – The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) invites members of the community to participate in an upcoming public hearing regarding Inland Empire (I.E.) PsychPartners, an innovative pilot project developed to transform the delivery of emergency services for individuals in psychiatric crisis.
The I.E. PsychPartners project outlines innovative solutions to complex behavioral health service issues such lengthy emergency room wait times for psychiatric care and the increased demand for and access to behavioral health services. In-depth information about the proposed project can be found in the draft MHSA Innovation Plan 2017 which is posted for public review and comment now through Sept. 30 at www.sbcounty.gov/dbh. The public hearing will provide community members with added opportunity to comment on the plan and project before it is formally approved.
The public hearing will be held during the regularly scheduled Behavioral Health Commission Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at the County of San Bernardino Health Services Auditorium, 850 E. Foothill Blvd. in Rialto.
For more information on the public hearing, language interpretation services and/or requests for disability-related accommodations, please call (800) 722-9866 or dial 7-1-1 for TTY users.
DBH, through the MHSA, is supporting the Countywide Vision by providing behavioral health services and ensuring residents have the resources they need to promote wellness, recovery and resilience in the community. Information on the Countywide Vision and on DBH can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.