Upward Mobility

SACRAMENTO REGION: In the fall of 2014 the four health care systems, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and UC Davis Health System, retained Valley Vision to build a broadbased coalition and engage the County in multi-party talks to achieve a patient centered solution. In addition to the health care systems, the Sierra Health Foundation, the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, and Sacramento Metro Fire formed the Mental Health Improvement Coalition (MHIC).

Under the leadership of Dr. John Boyd, PsyD, of Sutter Health, the existing system of care was analyzed, compared to county care systems in California’s other 57 counties, including staffing levels, treatment approaches, and applicable best practices. After local consultations with health experts and care professionals over many weeks, a set of County system requirements emerged, together with a seven point action plan to dramatically improve patient centered care.