CSAC Bulletin Article

Upcoming CARE Act Training and Open-Forum Discussion Scheduled August 28 and 29

August 17, 2023

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with the contracted Health Management Associates (HMA), has opened up registration for a training session and open-forum discussion on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) in the CARE Act.

The training webinar, which takes place on August 28 at 10:00 am, will discuss the importance of PADs as a blueprint for person-centered care and innovative tools and processes that that may activate and utilize the PAD in the CARE process.

The goal of this training is that counties will be able to identify next steps needed to implement PADs as part of the CARE process. The open-forum discussion, which takes place on August 29 at 10:00 am, is intended for all Cohort 1 stakeholders involved in the CARE Act process, including behavioral health agencies and volunteer supporters, to ask questions, discuss topics needing clarification, and share ideas and thoughts.

All counties are welcome to join the training webinar, while the open-forum discussion is designed for Cohort 1 counties only. Registration for both events is available here. Previous training materials and additional resources can be found at the CARE Act Resource Center webpage.

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