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File #: 20-667    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or designee to execute an agreement with Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for Mental Health Student Services Act services for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $5,999,999.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_MHSSA Grant Reso, 2. 20200915_a_MHSSA Grant
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for Mental Health Student Services Act Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or designee to execute an agreement with Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for Mental Health Student Services Act services for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $5,999,999.

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BACKGROUND:
Senate Bill 75 includes the Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA), which establishes mental health partnerships between county mental health or behavioral health departments and educational entities.

The MHSSA grant is intended to foster stronger school-community mental health partnerships between counties and local educational agencies. Through these partnerships, programs shall be created that include targeted interventions for pupils with identified social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

On July 23, 2020, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) was awarded one of two MHSSA grants earmarked for large counties to establish one of the described partnerships. The four year, $1.4M per year grant is aimed at improving access to mental health services for students and their families.

DISCUSSION:
Through the awarded MHSSA grant, Success for Youth and Schools through Trauma-Informed & Equitable Modules (SYSTEM Support) partnership was formed. SYSTEM Support is a new partnership between San Mateo County Health, BHRS and the San Mateo County Office of Education in collaboration with 12 participating school districts. The participating school districts include: (1) Bayshore Elementary; (2) Cabrillo Unified; (3) Jefferson Ele...

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