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Physical Health, Mental Health and Housing:
A Prescription for Better Health
Panelists: Dr Takashi Wada, Director of Public Health; Refujio Cuco Rodriguez, Mental Health Service Act Division Chief, Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADMHS); Chuck Flacks, Executive Director of the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H), and Annmarie Cameron, Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Wellness Center.
They discussed the current situation of healthcare and what lies ahead. The panelists also explored how the expansion of Medi-Cal has increased enrollment in health care and potentially access to healthcare, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
The Forum also covered: How the Medi-Cal expansion has impacted enrollment and use. How we are integrating health care and housing in Santa Barbara County. What can we do at the local, state and federal level to improve healthcare outcomes?