A Right to Heal: Mental Health in Diverse Communities – Behavioral Health and Health Care by the Numbers, California

In 2020, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) contracted the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) for three years to engage and uplift diverse voices to influence what local programs and services are funded in their communities under “A Right to Heal: Mental Health in Diverse Communities.”

This data brief provides context for the Right to Heal project as well as the current challenges and opportunities facing California’s behavioral health system and the care available to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.