The purpose of the Innovation component of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) is to test methods that adequately address the mental health needs of unserved and underserved populations by expanding or developing services and supports that produce successful outcomes, are considered to be innovative, novel, creative, and/or ingenious mental health practices that contribute to learning rather than a primary focus on providing services.
Innovation projects form an environment for the development of new and effective practices and/or approaches in the field of mental health. Innovation projects are time-limited, must contribute to learning, and be developed through a process that is inclusive and representative, especially of unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served populations.
MHSA Innovation Plan 2019 – Attachments
MHSA Innovation Plan 2019 – Stakeholder Comment Form (English and Spanish)
Innovation Plan 2018 – Approved March 12, 2019
Innovative Remote Onsite Assistance Delivery (InnROADs) Project Plan
There is one active Innovation project:
Recovery Based Engagement Support Team (RBEST)
Innovation Project – Final Report
TAY Behavioral Health Hostel (The STAY)