CBHA Advocacy Day
January 22-23, 2019
Sacramento, CA

CBHA Mental Health First Aid Summit
February 21, 2019

March 25-27, 2019
Nashville, TN
(CBHA Members, get your discount code to save on your registration fee!)

* NEW * Spring Policy Forum
May 8-9, 2018
Sheraton Grand
Sacramento, CA

* NEW * CBHA Conference
Dates TBD
Los Angeles, CA

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December 19, 2018
A Message from the Executive Director

The week before Christmas is a time of reflection for many of us. What happened during the year? What was I or my organization able to accomplish?

For all of us here at CBHA, it’s been a year of change and growth. Our in-house Policy team finally came to fruition with the addition of Le Ondra Clark Harvey as our Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs and Jay Calcagno as our Legislative Coordinator in January. Together, they hit the ground running to implement our 2018 Policy Platform and stay on top of the legislative process through the bills and budget requests. In addition, the Policy Committee really came together and helped guide our efforts as part of our goal to more fully engage our members in the various legislative, budgetary and regulatory issues that we faced this year.

We previously sent out a summary of our legislative and budget successes, so I won’t cover it in detail here, but we had some significant successes. Key among them was the inclusion of $10 million in funding for the Workforce, Education and Training (WET) program which CBHA spearheaded. We held two.. . [click header to continue]
The San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and families within the Greater San Fernando Valley community.
This is achieved by providing effective and culturally sensitive therapeutic services based on each consumer’s individualized needs, strengths and choices. Click here for their website.
Check out our new website!
Same address. Different look!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our website.
Among the new features are social media widgets for Facebook and Twitter to foster improved communications, easy to navigate menu items, and quicker log-in section just to name a few! Other bells and whistles we’ll add soon are advocacy tools that enable quick action on legislative issues, and a community forum section so members can share program and funding information and tap into each other’s expertise.
Spring Policy Forum
May 8-9, 2018
Sheraton Grand, Sacramento, CA
CBHA Conference
Dates To Be Determined
Los Angeles, CA
Get your discount code and save on your registration fee!
2019 CBHA Advocacy Day
January 22-23, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront
Sacramento, CA
Registration Fee: $25 CBHA Members Only

This is the only CBHA Advocacy Day that will occur for 2019. We urge you to register so that you can advocate in front of your legislators for the behavioral healthcare community. 
Book your room at the $219 rate. Reservations must be completed by December 31, 2018.
CBHA California Mental Health First-Aid Summit
February 21, 2019
St. Anne’s Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA
$25 CBHA Members / $50 Non-members
The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies is excited to announce the second Mental Health First Aid Summit for our state. Programming will be developed for those who are Mental Health First Aid Trainers, agency’s providing training, and policy makers.
Patrick Mulvaney
Culinary Specialist
Head Chef, Mulvaney's B&L
Betsy Schwartz
VP for Public Education and Strategic Initiatives
National Council for Behavioral Health

Around the holidays, there is often an expectation that we will all be our happiest selves. With the focus on holiday cheer and time with family, there can be immense pressure to live up to the expectations of this festive season.

For those living with mental illness, the stress and pressure of the holidays can often cause increased anxiety, depression, or worsen other mental health symptoms. In Sacramento County alone, it is estimated that nearly 300,000 residents are living with a mental illness, which means we all need to bring understanding and kindness to ourselves and each other as we greet... [click header to continue]
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently released national-level behavioral health workforce  estimates for 2016 through 2030. The analysis, which was mandated by the 21 st  Century Cures Act, highlights how workforce shortages and an unequal distribution of providers have intensified access to care challenges for patients. HRSA reiterated that continued analysis on the behavioral health care workforce was essential to combatting the ongoing opioid crisis and noted that these findings aim to provide information on trends within the mental health and substance use disorder provider workforce... [click header to continue]
CBHA Creates A New Membership Level for Smaller Nonprofit Behavioral Health Agencies
 The CBHA Executive Committee approved a new membership level for nonprofit agencies with mental health revenues under $500,000 starting July 1, 2018. To become a part of the CBHA community, fill out the CBHA 2018-19 membership application . For more information, email Ma Eliza Caliolio, communications and membership manager at   or call (916) 557-1166 x20.
Interested in becoming a CBHA member? Click here and fill out an application.
Become A CBHA Member Agency And Enjoy These Benefits:
  • Attend our policy forums and advocacy days and participate in the shaping of public policy that affects your agency.
  • Subscription to our members-only newsletter, legislative and budget member alerts, action alerts to oppose harmful bills, important announcements, and access to our webinar series!
  • Networking opportunities through our member reception and invite-only events during policy forums and advocacy days.
  • Expand your footprint with exclusive advertising through our members newsletter and sponsorship opportunities.

Membership includes affiliate membership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and discounted rates at National Council events. Please email 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.