March 8, 2022 • Behavioral Health
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CCHA Recommends Improvements to Mental Health Services for Children

As many as 1.8 million California children may be living with a behavioral health diagnosis -- a number that exceeds the entire population of West Virginia.  California’s children’s hospitals — and especially, our emergency departments — serve an increasing number of youth in crisis every year.  We have observed the shortcomings in the current behavioral health system and we recognized the opportunities for improvement.  To learn more about CCHA’s recommendations, read our white paper, “Improving Behavioral Health Care for Children in California:  A Call to Action.”