PEI Statewide Project Evaluation

Since initial implementation in 2011, CalMHSA Statewide PEI Evaluation has invested over $10 million to implement a complex multi-phase evaluation of all programs individual and collective impact to capitalize on the unique statewide investment in Student Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination Reduction.

Key Objectives Include:

  • Establishing baselines and community indicators
  • Conducting thorough program evaluations
  • Identifying Innovative Programs for Replication
  • Promoting continuous quality improvement efforts


RAND Research Highlights from Phase I:

All RAND Evaluation Reports:



CalMHSA Effort Infographics:


Background Documents:


"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."

— Former US President Bill Clinton

Artwork by: Gary R. Bustin