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Behavioral Health Matters

It's time for action

Behavioral Health Action is a coalition of more than 50 statewide organizations united to raise awareness about behavioral health issues in California.

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Voice

Finding our voice together

A unique, first-of-its-kind alliance of not only hospitals and healthcare providers, but also groups representing families and individuals, the criminal justice system, labor, local government, not-for-profit organizations and business. We are engaging candidates for state and federal office and bringing people together to talk about positive solutions to behavioral health.

Voices

Asking Candidates the key questions.

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  • Why does behavioral health matter?

  • What steps should California take to increase access to care for those with mental illness and substance use challenges?

  • How can California lead the way in destigmatizing behavioral health conditions?

  • Will you commit to embracing behavioral health as a public policy priority?

FEATURED NEWS July 7, 2018

Commentary: Better behavioral health access is an election-year imperative

By Carmela Coyle and Jessica Cruz  | Modern Healthcare, July 7, 2018 See the PDF here. Our nation’s behavioral health…

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MORE NEWS
  • June 18, 2018

    Candidates must talk about mental health. A new coalition will make them.

    The recent tragic suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have once again put a spotlight on... READ MORE

  • September 7, 2018

    Recent Polling Data

    Californians Care about Behavioral Health The 2018 election season is here, and this is the right time to make behavioral... READ MORE

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