Health Equity


Community Defined Practices

CIBHS supports Community Defined Practices (CDPs) and promising practices in racial and ethnic communities through a number of programs. Below are samples of previous projects and activities.

For more information, please contact Will Rhett-Mariscal, PhD, Director.


Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health Collaborative

According to research, millions of youth nationwide become formally involved with the juvenile justice system. Of those youth, close to 70 percent are known to have at least one diagnosable mental health need, while up to 25 percent of this population suffers from emotional issues. Alternatively, these youth can be safely and effectively treated in community settings, but oftentimes they are not. California faces the same problem. The California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice reports 225,000 youth are arrested in California each year.  In re


Medi‐Cal Readiness Certification Dashboard (MRCD)

The MRCD is an interactive self-assessment tool for quickly identifying areas of potential deficiency and providing guidance and resource links to support capacity building for community agencies seeking to become a Medi-Cal billable Specialty Mental Health Service (SMHS) provider.


Public Safety Realignment Program

The Public Safety Realignment Program provides trainings in a wide range of topics that are relevant to supporting the successful implementation of AB 109/AB117. The trainings are designed to serve mental health and substance use providers and leadership working in county behavioral health agencies, community-based organizations, and correctional settings.