Advancing Behavioral Health in Washington State
ADVANCING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
IN WASHINGTON STATE
The Washington Council advocates for and supports our members in strengthening communities and improving the lives of individuals and families impacted by mental illness and addictions.
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Advocating for behavioral health
in Washington State
The Washington Council works to preserve essential community behavioral health services that promote recovery for our state's most vulnerable citizens.
A world in which behavioral health is understood and effective care is universally available.
Washington Council for Behavioral Health is a trailblazer for behavioral health in Washington State—connecting providers to create a unified voice in state government, while forging a stronger future for healthcare and better overall care for people with mental illness and addictions.
Advocacy & action for mental health & addiction recovery
A strong, credible, and unified voice and source for statewide expertise in community mental health and addiction treatment.
Policy Analysis, Translation, and Education
Analysis of key issues, trends, and policies that impact community behavioral health.
Connecting behavioral health to total health through connections with state agencies, legislators, and our member agencies.
The Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Academy, a partnership between the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Support Hub, the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Washington Council for Behavioral Health, held its in-person kick-off meeting on October 20th, 2017. Representatives from the 20 participating agencies had an opportunity to actively participate in learning activities with Hub and National Council coaches as well as interact and share ideas with each other. The Academy will continue through January, 2018 with monthly webinars for…
A record crowd of more than 700 attendees gathered in Vancouver, Washington beginning June 14th for this year’s Washington Behavioral Health Conference (WBHC). The three-day event featured keynote speakers including Kevin Briggs, a former California Highway Patrol sergeant responsible for the Golden Gate Bridge; Hank Steadman, PhD, a sociologist and expert in jail diversion programs; and Victoria Maxwell, an actress and mental health advocate. This year’s conference included a new track: Cultural Awareness & Diversity, with topics such as “Engaging…