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.

CBHA & NextGen Policy Present:
"Let’s Talk About It: What You Need to Know About
COVID-19 Vaccines"
May 25th, 2021 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST

The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) and our partners at NextGen Policy are excited to announce, Let’s Talk About It: What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines! This event will be a safe place to learn more about vaccination options and address questions. We will be joined by two amazing panels featuring community leaders and medical experts from BIPOC communities, the California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and the program will be moderated by Courtney Dempsey of Good Day Sacramento!

Click here to register and submit questions for our speakers and panelists!

Behavioral Health Leaders Unite to Support the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Sacramento, CA -- A growing list of city and county jurisdictions across the state are declaring racism to be a public health emergency or crisis. The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) and the California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CA Alliance) stand in strong support of these actions as a first step in acknowledging the realities of systemic, institutional, and structural racism that leads to abuse of power and racial injustice.

Common elements across these declarations and resolutions include:  

  • acknowledging the effects of intergenerational racism on population health, especially anti-Black racism, 
  • assessing governments' internal policies and procedures with a racial equity lens, 
  • advocating for laws and regulations that center and promote racial equity, 
  • ensuring inclusivity and diversity in leadership, workforce, hiring and contracting,  
  • promoting educational efforts to address and dismantle racism, 
  • identifying clear goals and objectives, including specific benchmarks to assess progress and,
  • securing adequate resources for anti-racism activities.

Click here to read the full statement!

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