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November 2018

Wellness Matters Newsletter

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Article Lauren Mascarenhas, Communications Coordinator

Linking Communities to Behavioral Health Services
MHSA funds outreach to unserved and underserved communities

Drumming workshopThe Mental Health Services Act seeks to improve services and bring them to those who are most in need of mental health care.

The Community Services and Supports (CSS) component of MHSA funds direct services for those with a serious mental illness. CSS aims to deliver integrated, culturally competent, client and family driven services, which meet the needs of the diverse unserved and underserved communities in counties across California.

Article Lauren Mascarenhas, Communications Coordinator

Honoring San Mateo County’s Housing Heroes

On October 18, the San Mateo County Change Agent Housing Committee and BHRS hosted the 11th annual Housing Heroes awards, honoring exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond in providing and maintaining housing for those with mental health and/or substance use conditions.

Article Terry Wilcox, Clinical Services Manager

Cordilleras Campus Redesign
Mental Health Center Redesign Projects

Cordilleras Mental Health Center, located in Redwood City, is a County-owned, 117-bed psychiatric facility for adults with chronic, serious mental illness and one of the County’s most important resources for its most vulnerable mentally ill residents. The Center is slated to be replaced by 2021, with new facilities that will meet modern standards of care.

Article Craig Wingate, Public Health Educator

Restricting Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
Portola Valley and Half Moon Bay adopt ordinance

Since the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Unincorporated Areas of the County in June 2018, two other jurisdictions in the county have followed suit. Portola Valley and Half Moon Bay are among the first jurisdictions to adopt a similar ordinance, and other jurisdictions in the county are considering adopting a flavored tobacco ordinance next year.


In Memoriam

In fond memory of two people who made a profound impact on the communities and people they touched. They will be dearly missed.