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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.

Advancing 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.

Spotlight News

Discover Our Behavioral Health Training Calendar

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Stay current on the latest training opportunities in mental health and substance abuse recovery across Washington State! We encourage providers, state agencies, and consumer advocacy organizations to send us your training opportunities. To request that your training event be added to the calendar, please contact Alison Avery at and include the following information: Date Title Location Brief summary Contact information Copy of the flier or registration brochure View the calendar
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2021 WA Behavioral Healthcare Conference-Registration is Open!

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Registration for the 2021 virtual WBHC is now open! We hope that you'll join us online for the 2021 WBHC, Stronger Together - A Path Forward, June 16-18. This year we've reduced the registration fee, added a 4th keynote speaker, and will have tracks of workshops including Recovery & Resiliency, Race & Equity in Behavioral Health, Emerging, Best, & Promising Practices, Corrections & Mental Health, Management, Leadership & Operations, and more! Learn more and register at! The Washington Council...
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Publicly Funded Community Behavioral Health System Hit Hard by Low Rates and COVID Impacts

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The Washington Council for Behavioral Health has been working hard throughout 2020 and 2021 to ensure that our essential safety-net providers remain able to serve people living with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder in the face of COVID-19. A recent survey of our members provided startling data on the impacts of the pandemic; a summary of that data can be found HERE. Chronically low Medicaid rates exacerbated by COVID pandemic costs and lost revenue have left community behavioral...
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