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Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence (COE) on Education, Training, Research and Advocacy for Reducing Health Disparity is a division within Behavioral Health Services that provides multiple functions, including:

  • Coordinating the Mental Health Services Act planning and reporting responsibilities;
  • Providing workforce and community education and training;
  • Conducting research;
  • Managing the implementation of MHSA Innovative programs;
  • Providing Neurobehavioral Health testing,
  • Promoting multicultural development; and
  • Advocating equal access to quality integrated health services for all people living in Orange County

trainingBehavioral Health Services Training Activities

We provide training to the staff of the Orange County Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services (BHS), as well as to community agencies that partner with BHS. In addition, we manage the training programs directed toward both county staff and the community that are funded under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

MHSAlogoMental Health Services Act Office

The purpose of the MHSA is to improve the lives of those adults afflicted with serious and persistent mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbances by transforming the public mental health system.

Multicultural photoMulticultural Development Program
ad-patientNeurobehavioral Testing Unit

Network of Care websiteNetwork of Care for Behavioral Health Services

The Network of Care website is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with behavioral health issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need.

Network of Care website for VeteransNetwork of Care for Veterans & Service Members

The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members is part of a growing awareness and effort to take a community approach to the needs of returning veterans, to ensure that they are a valuable part of a healthy community and that the community is a meaningful part of the health of the veteran. This is a one-stop-shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more.


Innovation - under constructionMHSA Innovation Programs