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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 Champions

Each year the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California recognizes impactful individuals in the field of behavioral health in California. The Awards are presented in four categories  

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Children’s Movement Letter has been submitted to Appropriations on May 8th with 250 signatures, showing overwhelming support for Youth Mental Health First Aid.

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Director of Government Affairs 

Responsible for all aspects of legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy for CBHDA. CBHDA seeks a strong leader with a grounding in health and human services policy and a knowledge of state legislative, regulatory, budget, and program implementation processes. Highly competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Please apply by end of day 5/31/19