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In California, the need for mental health and addiction services has never been greater. This is why Kaiser Permanente supports Proposition 1, a measure on the March ballot that aims to invest billions of dollars in expanding and strengthening the state’s mental health system, as well as modernizing and transforming its healthcare system.
One of the key aspects of Proposition 1 is the construction of desperately needed housing for people with mental illnesses and substance use disorder. Additionally, it seeks to add more capacity for mental health care and drug and alcohol treatment, while also growing a diverse and well-trained workforce to provide these services.
Kaiser Permanente chair and CEO Greg A. Adams emphasizes the importance of physical, social, and mental health to a person’s total well-being. He notes that Kaiser Permanente has made significant investments in behavioral health and sees Proposition 1 as an opportunity for Californians to take bold and necessary steps towards ensuring everyone who needs care can access it.
The impact of Proposition 1 would be significant, expanding mental health and addiction services for tens of thousands of Californians each year. It would provide housing for over 11,000 people with severe mental health needs, introduce 26,700 additional openings for outpatient treatment, and allocate $1 billion to support veterans who are homeless, have mental illnesses, and addiction.
California voters have until March 5 to cast their votes on this crucial issue. With mail-in ballots already sent out, it’s time for Californians to take action towards addressing the pressing needs for mental health and addiction services in our state.