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

  • Testimony Regarding Opioid Overdose Prevention and Opioid Treatment Please find attached DCBHA testimony as drafted for delivery on December 12 at a hearing of the DC Council regarding the two subject bills.
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:53 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • Testimony Regarding Maternal Mental Health and Immigrant Mental Health DCBHA provided testimony regarding two bills in the DC Council which, respectively, create a Maternal Mental Health Task Force and commission a study of immigrant mental health and substance abuse ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 2:44 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • Purple Wave Vendor Registration Please see attached information for vendors to participate in the DBH Purple Wave festival.
    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:08 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • DHCF ACO Information Please find attached slides presented by DHCF at its August 17 meeting regarding accountable care organizations.
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:05 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.