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Supervisor Fletcher and Chairman Cox to Develop $25M Behavioral Health Impact Fund

02/19/20

County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Greg Cox, during his final State of the County Address Wednesday night, announced plans to join with Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the City of San Diego to develop a $25 million Behavioral Health Impact Fund this year. The funds will serve as a capital investment to catalyze community-based organizations to expand their long-term capacity for behavioral health services.

“To fix our broken behavioral health system we must build a better way to provide a continuum of care for individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “The Behavioral Health Impact Fund will be a tool we can use to increase capacity for services, and tackle some of the structural deficiencies in the current system by strengthening our ability to help more people. I look forward to working with Chairman Cox and the City to make these resources available.”       

Supervisor Fletcher and Chairman Cox will bring forward a proposal this year for the County and City to jointly create the fund from the City and County’s portion of the redevelopment lawsuit.

To learn more about Supervisor Fletcher’s commitment to building a better way for behavioral health services, please visit www.SupervisorNathanFletcher.com/BetterWayBHS.