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Find out what's coming up from now through January, 2016. Our latest Channel Voter gives you the latest information about our forums, discussion units, other events and hot topics.

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Wednesday, Nov. 18: Community Forum
Physical Health, Mental Health and Housing: A Prescription for Better Health
At the November Community Forum representatives
from Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS), Public Health, local non-profits and a research company will discuss the current situation of healthcare and what lies ahead. Panelists will also explore how the expansion of Medi-Cal has increased enrollment in health care and potentially access to healthcare, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

This is an exciting time for improving our system of care. Attend the Forum to learn:
* How the Medi-Cal expansion has impacted enrollment and use.
* How we are integrating health care and housing in Santa Barbara County.
* What can we do at the local, state and federal level to improve healthcare outcomes?
Wednesday, Dec. 16 Holiday Party
There will be no Community Forum in December. Instead, the LWVSB will be hosting its annual Holiday
Party from noon-2 p.m. at the Louise Lowry Center. See page 2 of the Channel Voter and the Calendar section for details.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 Community Forum: Finding More Water
Changing weather patterns, climate change, and
drought have forced us to face the need for sustainable water supplies.

What are the various resources available to the

City of Santa Barbara, Montecito, and other water
districts in our Central Coast Region? What is the
current state of those resources? Will there be
regional solutions? What sources of water could
we utilize in the future?

Speakers will include
: City of Santa Barbara Water Supply Manager Kelley Dyer; Tom Evans, engineer
with the Montecito Water District; James O. Hawkins, a Policy Analyst from Heal the Ocean; and Ryan C. Drake, Water Supply and Conservation Manager for the Goleta Water District.
Forum Information
Community Forums are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Louise Lowry Davis Center,
1232 De la Vina Street, from noon to 2 p.m. They are always free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and your friends. Parking behind the Center is free during the forums.

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We hope to see you soon.


Amanda Pelch and Lindsey Baker
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara 

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