Legislative Updates

SB 10 Assembly Health Committee Hearing Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 PM


California Association of
Mental Health Peer Run Organizations

SB 10 Assembly Health Committee Hearing
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 PM (1st on Agenda)

WOOD, Chair
State Capitol, Room 4202
Listen to this hearing
Committees: Health

Sally Zinman will testify!

READ CA SB-10 (Beall-D) Amended May 17, 2019

SB-10 (Beall) 2019-2020

SB-10 (Beal) Mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification.(2019-2020)

SB-906 (Beall and Anderson) 2017-2018)

SB-906 Mental health services and substance use disorder treatment: peer support specialist certification.(2017-2018)

Peer Certification: What are we waiting for (2015) PDF

 Peer Certification: What are we waiting for (2015)  California Mental Health Planning Council CHairperson: Cindy Exective Officer : Jane Adcock 

Examining the Opportunities, Barriers, and Precedents for the Official

Recognition and Certification of Peer Specialists in California MS 2706 PO Box 997413  Sacramento, CA 95899- 7413 916.323.4501 fax 916.319.8030 

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Advancing the CHW Workforce through Law and Policy

Webinar June 20,2019


The Network for Public Health Law 

June 20, 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. PST

Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs.

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Learn about legal approaches for advancing the CHW workforce
  • Obtain an overview of the current landscape of evidence-informed CHW laws and policies
  • Find out why it’s critical to meaningfully engage CHWs in the policy-making process
  • Hear about efforts to implement CHW policies and the lessons learned


  • Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region


  • Colleen Barbero, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Siobhan Gilchrist, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, IHRC, Inc.
  • Durrell Fox, CHW and Equity Consultant, John Snow, Inc.
  • Carl Rush, Public Health Policy Specialist, Community Resources LLC

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.



Peers Action League (PAL)

 Become a Peer Action League Member-- a PALM

Peer Action League Activities

  • Webinars to Optimize Peer Run Agency/Program Infrastructure & Sustainability-Quarterly.
  • Regional Policy Forums- 4 per year, culminating with a statewide Conference in Year 3.
  • Advocacy webinar series for effective peer stakeholder voices.
  • Continued monthly peer webinars on Peer Best Practices, Standardization & PS4PS.
  • Empower peers throughout the State to serve on key State-level policy bodies.
  • 3 PAL Action Committees meet online: Peer Workforce, Cultural Racial & Ethnic Equity, & Public Policy.
  • PAL Members (PALMs) quarterly meetings online to share progress and outcomes from Action Committees, and to plan collective next steps.

Register for the INTRO TO PAL WebinarThursday June 6, 2019 from 12-1 PM Webinar

To become a PALM you must agree to abide by CAMHPRO’s Public Policy Principles (one-pager) at this link: https://camphro.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/letterhead-public-policy-principles.pdf

To apply use Link, OR Download the application: PALM APPLICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL PEERSCLICK HERE for Link to online Individual ApplicationCLICK HERE to Download Individual Peer Application

PALM APPLICATION FORPEER RUN PROGRAM/AGENCYCLICK HERE for Link to online PEER RUN Program/Agency ApplicationCLICK HERE to Download PEER RUN Program/Agency Application

Funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of US Dept of Health & Human Services under the Statewide Consumer Network 

Please pass this on to colleagues, friends and people you serve! 


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