Mental Health Commission Seeks Applicants for Youth Innovation Project

California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is now accepting committee member applications for its Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee.

This committee will guide the Commission’s upcoming Youth Innovation Project, which aims to identify and address mental health challenges facing Californian youth, as well as providing youth with a direct voice in the Commission’s program development, implementation, and evaluation processes.

As a part of this effort, the committee will be asked to help plan and facilitate a youth-led innovation project design lab in May or June 2019. The project is expected to last nine to twelve months.

To apply to be a Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee member, candidates must be:
• Between the ages of 15 and 25
• Able to attend the committee’s meetings and events—including monthly web-conference calls and bimonthly in-person meetings for training and planning (travel expenses will be provided)
• Available between meetings to contribute or review committee work products and to conduct committee business

Applications may be submitted online, by e-mail or by direct mail until January 10, 2019, 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Selected committee members will be notified by January 31, 2019, and the first committee meeting will take place in February 2019.


More information, visit the Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee webpage or email Shannon Tarter at


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