Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program

Policy and Advocacy

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in California.  The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma.  At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.  Dr. Carrion is the Attorney General’s appointee to this Commission where he Chairs the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Evaluation Committee.

State Superintendent's Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup-PI Role: Member

The Workgroup will make policy recommendations to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Legislature designed to address student mental health needs. For more information, please visit California's Department of Education's Web site.

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