Public Policy

CMHDA & CADPAAC are now CBHDA - the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California.

Welcome to the CBHDA Public Policy page. CBHDA is actively involved in social justice and mental health-related public policy development across all levels of the government. From analysis to advocacy, CBHDA is constantly evaluating the "real world" implications of public policy development on local mental health authorities and the communities they serve.

Please use the links on the left to view information about legislation and budget issues that are important to CBHDA.

About the Community Mental Health System

For More Information

  • Robert Oakes, JD, MBA – Executive Director

    Contact for state budget issues and Association matters.  

  • Don Kingdon, PhD – CBHDA Consultant

    Contact for Medi-Cal and other regulatory issues.

  • Molly Brassil, MSW - Associate Director, Public Policy

    Contact for public policy issues.