The Mission of the POCC is to improve the quality of life for Alameda County residents who have mental health or mental health and substance use issues, in whatever settings they find themselves, and to provide the consumer perspective in Transforming Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to a recovery vision that is consumer-driven, culturally responsive, and holistic in its services and supports. The POCC provides an empowered and informed voice: of, by, and for consumers in the behavioral health care system, related systems, and in the community.


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2020 POCC Conference Call For Presentations

The Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) is proud to announce the 9th Annual POCC Conference for and by mental health consumer leaders. We invite all mental health providers, consumers and family members to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 60 minutes. Learning from each other is a clear example of self-help, mutuality and the principles of recovery in action. The POCC’s philosophy is “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Each POCC Conference offers in-depth workshops about consumer/survivor delivered services and self-help/recovery approaches.

The POCC 2020 Conference Committee is seeking presentations in the following topic areas:
  • Housing and Benefits

  • Recovery, Research and Advocacy

  • Culturally, Linguistically, Responsive & Inclusive Approaches

  • Crisis & Trauma informed

  • Spirituality

  • Peer Workforce & Certification

  • Substance and Harm Reduction

  • Justice Reform and Transformation

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Call for POCC Award Nominations

Deadline for submissions of nominations is June 15, 2020

The Pool of Consumer champions (POCC) Planning committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievement in the categories below for the Awards Segment of the 2020 POCC Training and Awards Banquet.

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