Classification of Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: The community feedback period for this idea began on 10/3/19 and ended on 12/2/19

What is the problem that needs to be addressed? Please describe how it is related to mental health.
Reclassify substance abuse and mental illness from non-communicable disease to communicable disease. The WHO currently classifies these as non-communicable diseases (


Why is this a concern for Orange County? What can Orange County and other counties learn from this project?
Knowing what reality looks like is so important. Knowing the right medical setting for a patient is so important


What is currently being done to resolve this problem in our county and throughout the United States? If applicable: Is it working; why or why not?


 What is new or different about this project idea? Please describe how this differs from what is already being done (Question 6). Please list any research that was done on this topic.
Going against the World Health Organization guidelines is new


What is the project idea? Please describe how this project will operate.
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September 18, 2019

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