Advocacy
CCCBHA leads the state behavioral health community in advocacy before the legislature and state agencies to increase funding for community behavioral health services as well as ensure that state and county programs support integrated services for children with severe emotional disturbances and adults with serious mental illness.

Advocacy Links
12/1/2015
This bill would expand the definition of a social rehabilitation facility to include a residential facility that provides social rehabilitation services in a group setting to children, adolescents, or adults recovering from mental illness or in a mental health crisis.
12/14/2015
This bill, until January 1, 2020, would require the designated county office of education or county offices of education in the above-mentioned appropriation, in conjunction with the State Board of Education and a steering committee that the bill would require the department to establish, to establish a 3-year pilot program to encourage inclusive practices that integrate mental health, special education, and school climate interventions following a multitiered framework in school districts that apply to participate, as specified.
12/14/2015
This bill would limit the scope of the service billing documentation requirements the department may apply when conducting an audit of Medi-Cal specialty mental health services to criteria that is clearly and explicitly set forth in specified state regulations, letters, and directives, federal Medicaid terms and conditions, and the Medicaid state plan.
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The membership of CCCBHA is actively involved in shaping public policy, and is invited to participate on Public Policy Committees and workgroups designed to address specific topics.

  • Public Policy Committee: Represents the council with government entities about systems, procedures and policies as they affect the implementation of behavioral health programs,contracting and grants.
  • Adults/Older Adults Policy Committee: Chaired by a council member of an adults/older adults provider agency, and represents the voices of that community.
  • Children's Policy Committee: Chaired by a council member of a children's provider agency, and represents the voices of that community. 

These committees meet monthly by conference call, and three times annually at CCCBHA's member-only Policy Forum & Membership Meetings. 

 
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