The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) is a statewide association of non-profit agencies dedicated to providing mental health and substance use disorder programs and services to those in need across our state. We are dedicated to the proposition that the people of California deserve a rational and comprehensive community-based behavioral health system that is adequately funded to serve those in need. We are the voice of our agencies at the state Capitol, and with state agencies, and the federal government. We advocate on issues pertaining to physical health, mental health, housing, social services, education, substance abuse services, and vocational rehabilitation. Our goal is to ensure that federal, state, and county programs can support integrated healthcare services for children, youth, adults, and older adults.

Upcoming CBHA Event - "Making Informed Decisions About Vaccines: Straight Talk from the Experts"

The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) & the California Alliance of Child & Family Services (CA Alliance) is excited to announce a joint event, "Making Informed Decisions About Vaccines: Straight Talk from the Experts," on April 20th, 2021, from 11 AM to 1 PM. This event will showcase medical experts who are available to address questions and concerns that many behavioral health staff have. During the event registration process, registrants can submit questions that will be forwarded to the experts and addressed during the event. Please register ASAP, as questions received by April 16th can be included in the program! Click here to register!



Join CBHA!

National Council Affiliate Membership - Take advantage of discounted rates for their annual conference, webinars, training, and updates about what is happening at the federal level.

Legislative Presence - Through staff and membership engagement, we advocate for an effective behavioral health system of care.

Education and Communication - Get access to educational programs that cover pertinent topics in the behavioral health field. Members receive our monthly and general newsletters, member alerts, and important announcements related to the state budget, legislative, and regulatory developments. 

Networking - Connect with a family of professionals committed to supporting members in our association.

"CBHA has been such a valuable and dynamic part of my professional life, and I would advocate, without reservation, for membership!  Anyone who wants to stay connected to the “cutting edge” of advances in state behavioral health and to others across the state who are shaping the future would benefit from what this association has to offer!" 
- Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., Olivia Loewy, and Associates