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Calif Med. Jul 1963; 99(1): 9–11.
PMCID: PMC1515154

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT—Five Years of Operation Under the California Law


The Short-Doyle program represents a small part of the needed response to the base problem of mental illness. However, in the five years since the signing of the original bill, programs receiving aid under the Short-Doyle Act for Community Mental Health Services have made impressive steps toward meeting the need for community mental health services. They have done so under local auspices and working closely with general health and medical programs available locally.

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