18 2015

League of Women Voters Forum

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Louise Lowry Davis Center 1232 De la Vina
Santa Barbara, CA

Contact Lindsey Baker

At the November Community Forum, representatives from Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health
Services (ADMHS), Public Health, local non-profits, and a research company will discuss the current situation of healthcare and what lies ahead. Panelists will also explore how the expansion of Medi-Cal has increased enrollment in healthcare and potential access to healthcare, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Alice Gleghorn, the new Director of the Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) has recently launched crisis housing and appointed a Housing Development Coordinator.

This is an exciting time for improving our system.

Attend the Forum to learn:
• 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?

Research indicates that:

“Effectively managing a chronic health condition involves a myriad of tasks for anyone, ranging from scheduling and getting to frequent doctor appointments to regularly taking and refilling numerous medications and eating a healthy diet.

Being homeless makes these basic tasks even more overwhelming, particularly if combined
with additional chronic health and/or behavioral health conditions, which so many homeless
individuals have."

Free parking and free admission and beverages for your own brown bag lunch.


Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara