California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA)

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. Our goal is to ensure that federal, state, and county programs can support integrated healthcare services for people of all ages. 

The video below illustrates the work we do to advocate on behalf of our members.

CBHA would like to extend our gratitude to The California Chronic Care Coalition for the collaboration on their recent video production that raises awareness about the needs of our unhoused populations and discusses how those needs are often driven by chronic conditions. We also extend our appreciation to our member, Felton Institute for demonstrating the significance of whole-person care. 

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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