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Hospital Council Convenes Mental and Behavioral Health Workgroup


  • Hospital Council 
  • Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings behavioral health 
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers 
  • Hospitals 


On Aug. 27, Hospital Council convened the Fresno-Madera, Tulare-Kings 5150 Workgroup. This collaborative of all hospitals, county representatives, law enforcement, and EMS meets to share best practices and coordinate activities.

Takeaway/Next Steps

This group has become an integral part of the behavioral health care system in the Central Valley. The group is beginning coordination with a Sacramento-based facility to bring its best practices to this part of the valley in 2022.