CHCF Mental Health Almanac

CIBHS was commissioned by the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) to prepare a data almanac on mental health as part of their ongoing series of data references on a range of healthcare topics.

CIBHS’s former Deputy Director, Neal Adams, MD, MPH, worked closely with Wendy Holt from DMA Health Strategies ( to gather and analyze the data included in the report.The almanac, titled Mental Health Care in California: Painting a Picture, was published in July of 2013.

One of the issues identified in the report that was of particular concern to Californians was the higher rates and lower availability of mental health providers in the Central Valley. The hope was that the almanac would prove to be a useful tool for planners, policy makers, and advocates.