Mental Health California Timeline (1850s to present)

1998

Marvin Southard appointed LACDMH Director.

Outpatient consolidation phase of Medi-Cal mental health carve-out begun. 

LACDMH launched “Comprehensive Community Care” Process to create a client-centered, family-focused integrated mental health system, with input from 350 stakeholders over a three-year period. 

The California Department of Mental Health established Office of Multicultural Services.