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We believe everyone should have access to quality behavioral health care.

The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a nonprofit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City). We believe everyone should have access to quality behavioral health care. Through our advocacy, lobbying and education efforts, we promote the reduction of individual and community problems related to unaddressed behavioral health issues. We regularly bring together behavioral health professionals to discuss ways we can inform public policy and improve the delivery of behavioral health services. And we support efforts to help the most vulnerable among us – children with serious emotional challenges, adults with serious mental disorders, and people living with substance use disorders.

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What’s New

Here are a few of the things we're working on right now.

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Behavioral Health Takes San Francisco

Coming off last year’s successful Behavioral Health Policy Forum, we are ready to deliver yet another! Join us in San Francisco December 16th-18th for what is sure to be an inspiring and game-changing conference full of dynamic and fresh discussions by experts in the field.

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Work with us!

We are currently recruiting for an Executive Director and Policy Analyst.  CBHDA is a fun and fast paced work environment that offers competitive wages and benefits.

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CBHDA Celebrates Greater Transparency  

CBHDA partners with Senator Moorlach to lead the way in better transparency for MHSA reporting. SB 688 requires the Department of Health Care Services to make MHSA reporting standardized and more transparent.