Behavioral Health Work Team

BHWT Charter Statement

Through collaboration among a broad array of community partners, the CHIP Behavioral Work Team will contribute to the improvement of mental health services and reduction of stigma by:

  • Keeping track of community behavioral health issues and needs;
  • Developing or stimulating development of projects to meet community needs; and
  • Supporting existing, effective behavioral health programs.

* Updated July 2015

Focus Areas

  • Continue to participate in/support San Diego's annual "Check Your Mood Week";
  • Monitor ongoing development of the Independent Living Association;
  • Review ED data and develop/recommend an initiative aimed at significant overuse by persons with behavioral health issues;
  • Participate in planning/strategy development for 2016 PIT (Point In Time) count with particular emphasis on homeless youth;
  • Identify and review collaborative opportunities for program development generated by peer organizations;
  • Provide venue for BHWT partners to gather information, share ideas, and identify collective support;
  • Take advantage of action opportunities as they arise.

Sub-Committee Focus Areas

BHWT sub-committee efforts have informed and contributed to the development of a number of mental/behavioral health resources, projects and programs:

Independent Living Association:  The Independent Living Association supports and promotes high quality Independent Livings in San Diego County.  Visit the ILA Website (www.ilasd.org) for tools and resources about Independent Livings and other supportive housing, and a searchable database of Independent Livings in San Diego County.

Check Your Mood: The Community Health Improvement Partners' (CHIP) Behavioral Health Work Team is collaborating with other San Diego County organizations, to offer free information and depression screenings during Check Your Mood San Diego Depression Screening Week, October 4-10, 2015. During this week, residents of San Diego County over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to visit designated sites to receive a free, anonymous, depression screening, and learn about the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, postpartum depression and other topics related to depression.

HELP Connection: A Roadmap to Behavioral Health ServicesHelp Connection is now available!! Many times when we are dealing with the stress of life situations and issues, it is difficult to identify exactly what type of help is needed.  While the main purpose of Help Connection is to assist you in finding behavioral health services, we have included information about other health and social services that you may find helpful.

 

For information on current sub-committee focus areas of the CHIP BHWT, contact CHIP.

 

Committee Leadership

CHIP Staff Contact

Meeting Information

The BWHT meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the CHIP Offices (5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92123).

 

Previous Meetings: Click Here

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  • Congratulations to the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative on their Farm to School efforts in San Diego County region. The third annual State of Farm to School Report in San Diego County reveals strong growth in farm to school activities. Click here to download a full copy.
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CHIP now has a food systems blog!

 

The blog will cover major happenings in the Farm to School Taskforce as well as CHIP's many other food systems activities including the Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team, events like the Let's Go Local! Produce Showcase, and many projects we are working on behind the scenes in partnership with local, state, and national food systems advocates.

 

Here is a link to the blog: CHIP Food Systems Blog


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