The purpose of the Behavioral Health Board is to evaluate Tehama County’s mental health needs, services, facilities and special challenges. The Behavioral Health Board also ensures that all duties established by California Welfare and Institutions Code (W&I) Section 5604 are met. The Behavioral Health Board always has a representative from the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department. Additional members represent interested community members, agency representatives and consumers and family members of consumers who are receiving or have received mental health services.
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of it’s members.” — Coretta Scott King
The purpose of the Tehama County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board is to act as an advisory body to the Tehama County Board of Supervisors, Health Services Agency Executive Director, and the Substance Use Recovery Director on drug and alcohol issues, programs, and services affecting the health of Tehama County communities.
Responsibilities of the board include:
- Reviewing and evaluating community alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation needs, services and facilities.
- Advising the County Board of Supervisors on policies, goals, needs and operations of the Tehama County Substance Use Recovery Center by way of an annual report.
- Encouraging support throughout the County for the development and implementation of effective drug and alcohol prevention, education and treatment programs.
- Assisting the Substance Use Recovery Center in assessing the community’s needs for drug and alcohol services, prioritizing identified needs, and proposing actions to remedy these identified needs.
The purpose of the PHAB is to act as an advisory body to the Tehama County Board of Supervisors, the Health Services Agency Executive Director, Public Health Director and the Health Officer on public health issues, programs, services, and emergency preparedness affecting the health and safety of the community. One of the primary roles of the PHAB is to assist the Public Health Center in prioritizing community health needs and assessing the adequacy and availability of health care services and programs throughout the County. Every year the PHAB provides an annual report, highlighting their activities throughout the year, to the Tehama County Board of Supervisors.