Welcome to
DMH + UCLA
PMHP

Innovation to Achieve Excellence in Engagement and Care for the Most Vulnerable Mentally Ill

Our Mission

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Public Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) at UCLA aims to realize a vision for excellence in care for vulnerable populations that incorporates typically marginalized perspectives and builds capacity to foster health equity.

Team-focused consultation and technical support that help providers translate evidence into practice

Partnered engagement with leadership to help build data systems and policies that advance system-wide equity and quality

Training Collaboratives and Learning Pathways that teach core curricular topics integral to the delivery of high-quality care

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When we began to think about what we could achieve with PMHP, I thought of the amazing work of the peers, social workers, and nurses on my former Assertive Community Treatment team. I saw how they supported one another, gave their all for their clients, and found creative ways to serve and stay upbeat. I thought: how can we create contexts where mental health providers feel cared about and enlivened? I vowed to practice hopefulness and perseverance – and to never lose readiness to make all we can of the opportunity to support Los Angeles providers.
            –Elizabeth Bromley, Director

PMHP Supports
FSP Teams

FSP (Full Service Partnership) teams are clinic-based, field-capable multidisciplinary teams that provide an intensive level of service to individuals with severe mental illness and other vulnerabilities. 

PMHP delivers core and specialized trainings to FSP teams in an annual conference, day-long trainings in every service area, and in multi-session learning collaboratives as well as curates a curriculum of online trainings and creates tailored tools, guides, resources, and learning experiences to match the need of FSP teams.

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PMHP Supports HOME Teams Across the County

The HOME (Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement) program serves disengaged and
difficult-to-engage persons experiencing homelessness needing intensive mental health support
to gain housing stability.

HOME’s street-based mental health teams conduct assertive street-based engagement and treatment in coordination with the overall Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative strategy (www.homeless.lacounty.gov).

PMHP provides core trainings to all homeless outreach teams in Los Angeles County and creates specialized trainings for HOME teams.

PMHP creates tools and guides to advance practices on HOME teams and organizes unique opportunities (such as site visits and shadowing) to facilitate knowledge exchange.

Featured Trainings: May 2024

Select a training to register on the Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Management in Challenging Times
May 8th at 12pm
Harm Reduction Training Collaborative
May 14th, 16th, & 21st at 12pm
Complex Trauma Informed Practices
May 20th at 1pm
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PMHP Team

Nancy Alfaro

Project Manager

Danielle Cameron, LCSW

Community Mental Health Trainer

Julie Cohen, LMFT

Lead Implementation Specialist

Adrian Cruz

Administrative Specialist

Isabela Cruz

Administrative Specialist

Lisa Davis, PhD

Associate Director

Samantha Eisert

Staff Research Associate

Danielle Farmer, MSEd, LCSW

Lead Community Mental Health Traininer

Isabel Garcia-Hernandez

Administrative Specialist

Yanina Gori

Post-Doc

Sabrina Izquierdo

Administrative Specialist

Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW

Director of Training

Joseph Mango, MFA

Media Director

Rick Orlina, PhD

Lead Data Analyst

Vanessa Porea, LPC, APCC, NCPRSS

Community Mental Health Trainer

Sara Rahmanian, PhD, MSHA

Policy Research Scientist

Kenny Sim

Information Technology Specialist

Chelsea Simms, LCSW

Lead Community Mental Health Trainer

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