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Behavioral Health Staff: Administration


Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE)
A 10-Year Retrospective

Our Priorities


The Office of Diversity and Equity

As part of the San Mateo County Health System’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) values and amplifies the voices of underserved, unserved, and inappropriately served community members in conversations about wellness, recovery, and resilience.


Behavioral Health Commission

San Mateo County has an active Behavioral Health Commission (BHC). From its founding in 1958 until October 2010, the Commission was called the Mental Health Board, then the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission until May 17, 2022.  The Commission recognizes that mental illness and substance abuse are often co-occurring and interrelated, and supports the merger of Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Other Drug Services into the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services.