The Respite Partnership Collaborative (RPC) Innovation project was launched in 2012 with funding through the Innovation component of Sacramento County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, previously Proposition 63). The Innovation project tested whether a community-driven collaborative approach could lead to new partnerships and, ultimately, improved mental health respite services to Sacramento community members.
The County of Sacramento Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) selected Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management as the administrative entity for the project.
Funded RPC respite programs emphasized collaboration and lasting community impact. The RPC’s goal was to increase local mental health respite service options to offer alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization for community members experiencing a mental health crisis in Sacramento County. Over three years, 11 mental health respite programs were funded, serving more than 7,300 people experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis.
In 2016, all 11 established respite programs were selected to receive sustainability funding through the Sacramento County Mental Health Services Act funds.
The Respite Partnership Collaborative was a public-private partnership of the County of Sacramento, Division of Behavioral Health Services, the Center for Health Program Management and community members who serve as members on the RPC. The RPC was a Sacramento County Mental Health Services Act Innovation Project, funded by the County of Sacramento, Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter-approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).