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Who we are

Co-chaired by the California Hospital Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness California, our goal is to engage California's leaders to prioritize behavioral health challenges and stop stigma.

Behavioral Health Action represents individuals and families, small businesses, labor, law enforcement, service and not-for-profit providers, county mental health departments and more. This first-of-its-kind, broad-based coalition of organizations represents California’s extensive and diverse system of care for behavioral health services.

Key Focus Areas

  • Build awareness among decision makers and momentum towards behavioral health solutions.

  • Reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health challenges.

  • Create a unified movement for more coordinated and integrated care services for individuals with behavioral health needs.

  • Explore solutions that focus on prevention and early intervention, crisis prevention and response, and workforce development and improvement.

Where we're headed

Behavioral Health Action works to be a catalyst to drive awareness, action and accountability. We engage California's leaders through thought-provoking discussions and a campaign focused on eliminating the stigma associated with behavioral health challenges. We're at a tipping point - a real watershed moment in the battle to establish behavioral health issues as a public policy priority in California. Now is the time to push our Legislators across all parties to take action towards making concrete changes to our behavioral health care system. We have the framework for them to take action.

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