County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California

Representing the public behavioral health systems for California counties

KEY POLICY AREAS

Key Policy Areas


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).

CBHDA is actively involved in social justice and behavioral 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 behavioral health authorities and the communities they serve.

About the Community Behavioral Health System

For More Information

  • Kirsten Barlow, MSW – Executive Director
    Contact for state budget issues and Association matters. kbarlow@cbhda.org
  • Mary Adèr, MPP, MPH – Deputy Director, Legislative Affairs
    Contact for legislative advocacy.  mader@cbhda.org