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
CIBHS’s former Deputy Director, Neal Adams, MD, MPH, worked
closely with Wendy Holt from DMA Health Strategies
(www.dmahealth.com) 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.