County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California

Representing the public behavioral health systems for California counties

ABOUT CBHDA

About the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California


The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA)* is a non profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City).

Mission

The mission of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is to assure the accessibility of quality, cost-effective, culturally competent behavioral health care for the people of the State of California by providing the leadership, advocacy, and support to public behavioral health programs.

Purpose

  1. To advocate for the public behavioral health system, including recovery principles and social justice in the access by, and delivering care to, persons experiencing behavioral health issues in California, especially those receiving or in need of services from the public behavioral health system.
  2. To promote the reduction of individual and community problems related to unaddressed behavioral health issues.
  3. To convene behavioral health professionals for the purpose of informing public policy and improving the delivery of behavioral health services.

*On July 1, 2014 the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) and the County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CADPAAC) became the County Behavioral Directors Association of California (CBHDA).