CBHA Webinars
Webinar 5: California's Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services
(Members Only)

CBHA Webinar 6: Crisis Line Services with Didi Hirsch
(Members Only)

Fall Policy Forum
Oct. 10-12, 2018
Newport Beach, CA
(Members Only)
April 18, 2018

This past month, California celebrated Women’s History Month. Last month reminded me of the various women pioneers in the health field, and how they have opened doors for many in the healthcare workforce today. Thank you to all the women who provide needed behavioral health services to clients across our state, and to those women leaders who serve as advocates on behalf of organizations, providers, clients, and their family members to the state Legislature.

Since beginning with CBHA in January, I am proud to report that much has been accomplished. The policy staff have been hitting the pavement at the state Capitol informing legislators and key staff about our Workforce, Education and Training (WET) budget proposal ( letter ). To date, we have secured 23 co-signatures from various organizations in support of this proposal. A big thank you to the following organizations for signing onto our letter:... (continue reading)
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Mental Health Matters Day ( click to learn more ) is an annual event held each May during Mental Health Month. Your t-shirt purchase will directly support the cost of producing this event.  

Mental Health Matters Day is a production of Mental Health America of California
Partner and sponsor: California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
Mental Health Matters Day 2018 keynote speaker announced!

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels from Run DMC will be joining us sharing his story of lived experience of mental health challenges! 
It will be a day to remember!
Click  here  to register for this FREE event!
Click   here  to visit our Facebook event page
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Thursday, April 26th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
With the national unemployment rate steadily declining, and a substantial increase in expectations for competitive benefits and salaries, nonprofits are definitely feeling the squeeze—especially when competing against for-profit organizations for key staff members.
How can we overcome these challenges when funding support is steady at best, and often decreasing? 
This webinar will teach you how to:
• Attract stronger candidates and enhance their loyalty to your nonprofit
• Establish a path to compensation growth for valued front-line staff members
• Gain board support for increased compensation and investment in employee development
Join Mary Hughes, Senior Consultant at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, to develop a framework for effective recruitment and retention strategies in the current workforce environment. 
Register today as space is limited!
April 26, 2018 | Northern California

The 2018 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference marks the sixth conference we’ve held in California. During that time, we’ve covered several hundreds of stories in California health care, and convened leaders across the spectrum of care – from carriers and providers as well as local and state agencies. Through an intensive stakeholder process, one centered on the input from our Convening Panel, we’ll daylight the unique issues California faces and how stakeholders are improving care while reducing costs. Register now!

It's an impressive list of some of the most important players in California health care.  CBHA member Vitka Eisen of HealthRight 360 is a panelist!

Janus Norman: SVP & Chief Lobbyist, CMA
Brianna Lierman: CEO, Local Health Plans of California
Asm. David Chiu: Chair, Assembly Housing & Community Development Comm.
Scott Coffin: CEO, Alameda Alliance for Health
Amy Shin: CEO, Health Plan of San Joaquin
Joel Gray: Executive Director, Anthem Blue Cross
Brian Jensen: Regional VP, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California
Marjorie Swartz: Policy Consultant, Office of Senate Pres. Pro Tem Toni Atkins
Vitka Eisen: CEO, HealthRIGHT 360
Jenna Tregarthen: CEO, Recovery Record

Take a look at the day's full Topical Agenda to scan the conversations teed up for you. 
Review the full list of speakers at our Detailed Agenda
If you haven't registered to be with us, you can do that here!
With two weeks left before our conference, you can still save money by registering today. Our "Last Minute" rates go up soon. 
So, you can save a few bucks by getting signed up today to be with us.
Applications opened April 2nd for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF. This program represents a deep and ongoing investment by the California Health Care Foundation. The two-year, part-time program is widely recognized as a transformative experience, helping clinicians of all disciplines better lead change in turbulent times. 
Who should apply: The part-time program is for clinically trained health care professionals with at least five years of leadership experience who live and work in California. We seek diversity across disciplines, organizations, geography and ethnicity. 

David Hindman, PhD, Director-Clinical Standards & Training, Los Angeles County-Substance Abuse Prevention & Control, Los Angeles County-Department of Public Health.
Costs: The California Health Care Foundation covers most program costs, but fellows’ home organizations must pay tuition, as shown below. In addition, fellows are responsible for travel expenses.
Safety net organizations        $5,000 per person
Not-for-profit organizations    $8,000 per person
All other organizations        $10,000 per person
As with past cohorts, the ability to pay is not a consideration in the selection process. Tuition reductions will be considered in cases of unusual hardship for individuals who are selected to participate. 
Learn more and apply here.  
Application due: June 08, 2018
Our state faces big challenges when it comes to health care, which requires adept leaders. Be part of the solution, and together we can help people across the state live longer, healthier lives.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program staff at chcfadmin@ucsf.edu.
Crowne Plaza Hotel | Concord, CA
May 1-2, 2018
"The Power of Choice in Recovery"
At this year’s Spring Conference we’re offering a wide array of choices - isn't that what recovery is all about? There are many paths and as mental health pracitioners, the more we know about, the more we can offer in support of another person's recovery journey. Join us for a jam-packed conference full of inspiration, information and toolls so that we can pull from the broadest array of possibilities when assisting each unique individual in their recovery journey. Register Now!
Experts have long argued that medication-assisted treatment should be the standard of care for people addicted to heroin and other opioid drugs
..."The government is talking about treatment and medication-assisted treatment in a way that the government has never done before," said Tom Hill, vice president of addiction and recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health...
...“Southern California Addiction Center is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” Aaron Brower, CEO of Southern California Addiction Center, said. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community.”..
...Data presented by the Urban Institute and the California Healthcare Foundation claims a shortage of prescribing doctors and treatment programs creates a care gap across California and in Ventura County. Researchers focused on the availability of methadone and buprenorphine, medications used to treat addictions to heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl and other opioids that are feeding a nationwide crisis....
FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Partnership HealthPlan of California, or PHC, has awarded grants to organizations in counties around Northern California to help the homeless, including more than $1.5 million in grant funds for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless adults at Mill Street Center in San Rafael...
(SACRAMENTO, CA) — The Board of Directors of the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions announced that after an exhaustive search they selected Percy Howard as the new CEO. The board is confident Howard is the best candidate to lead the organization forward in the exciting but challenging times that confront...
Welcome to our new business associate members!
Interested in becoming a member? Go here and fill out an application!
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Membership includes affiliate membership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and discounted rates at National Council events. Please email response@cccbha.org for more information.
CBHA affinity members offer approved services that benefit our members while supporting our advocacy efforts.
We appreciate our business associates for their partnerships that both provide our members exceptional services and sponsor our advocacy efforts.