Riverside County Behavioral Health Seeks Feedback on 3-Year Plan
Thursday, June 15
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health (RUHS- BH) invites community members to learn more and contribute to its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Plan by attending a public forum and hearing, in-person or online.
MHSA is a crucial funding source for local mental health services, directly impacting the care available in Riverside County. By participating in the public hearings, community members have a unique opportunity to influence how these funds are used, shaping the future of mental health care in their region.
In-person forums and hearings will be held at the following locations:
SRCAR Auditorium located at 2355 East Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92544 on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The forum will take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by the hearing from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Moreno Valley Conference Center located at 14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley, CA 92553 on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The forum will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by the hearing from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa located at 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 on Thursday, June 29, 2023. The forum is scheduled from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by the hearing from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Simultaneously, public hearing videos will be available from June 19 to June 30 on RUHS-BH's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channels and on www.rcdmh.org/MHSA/MHSA-Plan-Update.
Through these forums—both in-person and online—residents can delve into the MHSA Plan and associated programs, ask questions and share their feedback. Every comment made is incorporated into the plan submitted to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the California Department of Health Care Services. In this way, Riverside County ensures that the voices of its residents directly influence local mental health services.
Dr. Matthew Chang, RUHS-Behavioral Health director, underscores the importance of public participation stating, "Every voice in Riverside County is essential. This public hearing is an excellent opportunity for the community to contribute to the future of mental health care in Riverside County. We strongly encourage everyone to participate."
RUHS Behavioral Health is part of Riverside University Health System, which also includes the departments of Community Health Clinics, Public Health, and the 439-bed Medical Center in Moreno Valley. RUHS Behavioral Health provides a full continuum of community prevention and behavioral health treatment services to more than 60,000 people annually in the nation's tenth most populous county. It operates 82 clinic sites across Riverside County, including three mental health urgent care centers and three transitional-age youth centers, serving young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. To learn more, visit www.ruhealth.org