The specific purpose of CAMHPRO is to promote the work and mission of peer run organizations and individual peers devoted to advocacy and empowerment for mental health consumers. In our work, we provide legislative updates, advocacy trainings, and policy forums to uplift the peer voice when advocating to policymakers from the local to state level.
Additionally, we provide various platforms for peer advocates to share their voice and advocate for the incredible work they do. By organizing educational visits with California Senators and Assembly Members, organizing attendance for legislative hearings, and providing regular calls to action, we are committed to uplifting our peers in their mental health advocacy.
CAMHPRO’s advocacy message is simple: we believe in self determination and choice for peers, services that are holistic, culturally competent, and recognize that community health and social justice equals mental health, and that peers must be at the center of all decision making that affects them.
Peer leadership will bring about real transformation of the behavioral health system.