Who We Are
In 2005, Placer County Systems of Care with the support of the Mental Health Services Act, joined forces with a host of community partners to launch a campaign to transform mental health services. Believing that the key to lasting change in mental health care in Placer County is to place residents and community based agencies in a true position of partnership with the county, the Campaign for Community Wellness (CCW) was created.
The Placer CCW functions as the legislatively mandated body to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act.
The CCW is comprised of concerned community members, non-profit agencies, school and law enforcement partners, family members and consumers of Mental Health services and the Placer County Systems of Care staff. The collaboration works to build wellness in the community, advocate for constituencies, promote peer-focused services, evaluate community needs, build community capacity, and share information about mental health and wellness.
Specifically, CCW seeks to strengthen the voice of the often-unrepresented populations in decision making around mental health policy and resource allocation. Examples of unrepresented voices include youth, family members, those experiencing mental health challenges, Native Americans, older adults, Latinos, homeless, individuals with gender/sexual diversity and those with co-occurring issues.
The campaign works by networking, sharing and providing a forum for creative problem solving at monthly meetings. Recommendations for MHSA enhancements and changes are provided by the CCW to a collaborative Leadership Team.
The Leadership Team consists of four community based representatives, System of Care staff and community facilitators.
The Campaign supports efforts that promote mental health to:
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and responsiveness
- Serve unserved and under-served residents
- Demonstrate a commitment to resiliency and recovery
- Define and assess progress toward outcomes
- Improve the efficiency of service delivery
- Increase program sustainability
- Integrate community capacity-building as appropriate.
How To Get Involved
The CCW sends regular notifications to over 1000 mental health stakeholders that includes resources and information relevant to mental wellness and events in Placer. To be added to the CCW distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.