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CBHA Virtual Policy Forum 2020
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 to Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Category: Policy Forums

Virtual Policy Forum 2020

The State of Behavioral Health and Post Pandemic Opportunities

We've transitioned the in-person Spring Policy Forum to a Virtual Policy Forum where our members, industry leaders, and behavioral health experts can still come together to learn about the latest federal and state behavioral health developments, especially now as we all adjust to the pandemic environment and prepare for what is around the corner. As we moved to a virtual forum without meeting venue and meal costs, we've waived all registration fees, so please join us for what is sure to be an extremely informative forum! Registration link is included in the member alerts.


The State of Behavioral Health and Post Pandemic Opportunities

Virtual Policy Forum At-A-Glance Schedule


Tuesday, June 2nd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

State of the State

 Greetings from the CA Senate: Senator Wiener

 The Federal Behavioral Health Landscape

National Council for Behavioral Health CEO, Chuck Ingoglia

 The State Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health and Human Services Agency,

Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health, Dr. John Connolly

 Emergency Relief During the Pandemic

Department of Health Care Services,

Assistant Deputy Director Behavioral Health, Jim Kooler

 Counties Respond to Delivery System Challenges

County Behavioral Health Directors Association,

Executive Director, Michelle Doty Cabrera


Wednesday, June 3rd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Living in a Post-COVID World: The Future of Behavioral Health

 Same Clients, Different Delivery System

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Director of Legislative Affairs,

Advocacy and Public Policy, Andrew Sperling

 The Evolution of Substance Use Disorder Services

San Francisco Department Public Health,

Addiction Psychiatry-Substance Use Services Department, Dr. David Pating

 The Technology Revolution

The Steinberg Institute, Board Chair, Dr. Tom Insel

 Members’ Debrief: Moving Forward

CBHA Board  President, Vitka Eisen; CBHA Board President-Elect, Debbie Manners


We hope you can join us for this exciting program! Please email any questions to [email protected].





SPONSORS We want to thank our Business Associates, who graciously sponsor our events. 

Contact: For more information, email us at [email protected]