About Us

Our Staff
Our Mission
Harriet Markell - Interim Executive Director
Rusty Selix, JD - Director, Public Policy and Advocacy
Alicia Castaneda
Program Manager (916) 557-1166 x20
The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CCCBHA) promotes comprehensive, responsive and integrated service systems by enhancing the ability of nonprofit member agencies to provide mental health services that empower the people we serve to lead full and productive lives.
Since its inception in 1985, CCCBHA has endeavored to provide each agency executive with the support, assistance and camaraderie that can help make a difference in the often-difficult task of running a nonprofit mental health agency. Like many of your agencies, CCCBHA has grown dramatically over the years. As CCCBHA has expanded, our responsibilities and mandates have also increased exponentially. In 1999 CCCBHA was instrumental in the design and implementation of a pioneering, three-county program that served homeless people, parolees and probationers with serious mental illness. Using aggressive outreach and a whatever-it-takes-approach to match services to client needs, these programs achieved significant clinical outcomes for those served and saved millions of dollars by reducing hospitalization and incarceration costs.
Mental Health Services Act
The passage in 2004 of Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act, was CCCBHA's proudest moment. In the 2004 California general election, voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act, which mandated a one percent increase in individual income taxes to expand mental health services in the state. The act is a complete transformation to a new system of care.

CCCBHA continues to work diligently with the larger stakeholder community to protect its funding base and ensure that as the public system grows through the implementation of national healthcare reform and behavioral health parity, there are adequate resources to meet the needs of those coping with mental illness.
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