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May 9th is National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Today is National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day of action to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid. 

Mentored Internship Program

Mentored Internship Program, Round 2, Awarded

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) awarded $17,653,585 to 39 behavioral health organizations throughout the state as part of the Mentored Internship Program. The grants support the development of mentors among behavioral health service providers.

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Announcement: DHCS awards new BHWD program

The Community Services Division of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) awarded $51.5 million on March 10, 2022, to its newest Behavioral Health Workforce Development (BHWD) program—the Mentored Internship Program (MIP).

Behavioral Health Recruitment and Retention


The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has awarded more than $23 million in funding to 81 nonprofit, tribal, and county-operated behavioral health providers to expand the state’s behavioral health workforce.

The Behavioral Health Recruitment and Retention (BHRR) grant will support organizations in developing comprehensive strategies for recruiting, onboarding, engaging,