In FY2015/16, The Solano County Board of Supervisors and the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Committee (MHSOAC) approved the County’s Innovation Plan; The Mental Health Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM). Solano County has partnered with the U.C. Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) to implement the ICCTM project.

ICCTM aims to increase culturally appropriate services for County-specific unserved and underserved populations with low mental health service utilization rates. The communities identified are Latino, Filipino, and LGBTQ.

The project also includes the creation of a curriculum using the National Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) as the initial framework. CLAS will be adapted to specifically meet the needs of the Solano County region by engaging the identified local unserved and underserved communities to offer their perspective on culturally sensitive practices that should be integrated into the current local mental health system with the goal of increasing access amongst those populations.

Please click here to see the full The Mental Health Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) plan proposal.