For over 30 years, the D.C. Behavioral Health Association has sought to expand and improve community-based behavioral health services through policy advocacy and staff development.  Our 42 members are the providers who offer services ranging from substance abuse and mental health treatment to housing supports for adults or children in foster care.  Every year, our members serve over 24,000 D.C. residents -- helping them find peace, recovery and resilience.  


Learn more about our members' work and the D.C. Behavioral Health Association's activities through the links on the left-hand side of this page. 


Recent News

  • Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments Community Meeting Please see the attached flyer about upcoming proposed changes to the HSRA.
    Posted May 25, 2017, 9:12 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • DBH Releases School-Based Mental Health Plan DBH released its updated school-based mental health plan this week. A copy of the letter announcing the release is attached. For further information, see also here.
    Posted May 12, 2017, 1:35 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • DCBHA Testimony Regarding DBH FY '18 Budget DCBHA testified on April 28 before the DC Council Committee on Health regarding the proposed FY '18 Department of Behavioral Health budget. We reviewed our budget recommendations submitted to Dr ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 1:00 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • DCBHA Testimony Regarding Councilmember Nadeau's DC Alliance Bill Please find attached a copy of DCBHA's testimony expressing our support for Councilmember Nadeau's bill: B22-194, the "DC Healthcare Alliance Program Recertification Simplification Amendment Act of 2017
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:10 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
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The D.C. Behavioral Health Association is the policy voice for providers to support adopting and implementing these successful changes to community-based behavioral health services for the city's low-income population.