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Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities.

Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

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Mental Health Services Act Steering Committee

The Mental Health Services Act was passed in November of 2004 as California voters passed Proposition 63. The Act created an additional one percent tax on any California resident making more than $1 million dollars. The revenue is distributed to public mental health counties in order to accomplish an enhanced system of care for mental health services.

The MHSA Steering Committee explores opportunities to support the inclusion of the community voice and vision into Butte County’s projects that are funded through the MHSA. This Committee will provide insight and have meaningful involvement in infusing the MHSA guiding principles into all aspects of project development and program oversight. This Committee is currently being established, and will soon be seeking community input for it's design. If you would like more information about the Steering Committee, be sure to sign up for our email list above. 

Cultural Competency Committee

The Cultural Competence Committee works to enhance the behavioral health system of care by reducing behavioral healthcare disparities through collaborating with diverse populations and sharing diverse perspectives. This committee takes ownership of promoting cultural understanding and appreciation through education, advisement, and recommendations of culturally sensitive policies and practices to our community. This committee strives to recognize personal and social biases and to consciously build respectful interactions. All are welcome to join this committee to provide their experience and knowledge to the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. This committee meets each quarter, on the second Wednesday of every third month. For more details about meetings times and locations, please email mhsa@buttecounty.net.

Quality Improvement Committee

The Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is responsible for monitoring Butte County Behavioral Health’s effectiveness. This involves tracking, reviewing, assessing, and recommending improvement of client care. The QIC may recommend policy changes, reviews and evaluates the results of Quality Improvement (QI) activities, institutes needed QI actions, and ensures follow-up of all QI processes. A few of the items that QIC monitors:

  • 24/7 Crisis Line Response
  • Accessibility and Timeliness to Services
  • Beneficiary and Provider Satisfaction
  •  Notices of Adverse Beneficiary Determination (NOABD)
  • Two Performance Improvement Projects—Clinical and Non-Clinical
  • Cultural, Linguistic Resources, and Training
  • Utilization Management/Review
  • Medication Practices
  • Quality of Care Concerns

The Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is comprised of representatives from Adult and Children’s Services, Access Team, Crisis Services, Medical Services, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Managed Care & Compliance, Fiscal, Business Office, Systems Performance, Contracted Providers, Patient Rights, Peer Advocates, and client/family members. The QIC meets the first Wednesday of every month 1:00 – 2:30 and is open to the public. For more details about meeting times and locations, please email DBHQM@buttecounty.net.