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About membership

The Washington Council for Behavioral Health is the statewide association of licensed community mental health agencies in Washington. Together, we impact mental health and addiction treatment policy by ensuring that our voices are heard.

Organizations may be considered for membership if they are licensed to provide community mental health services in the state of Washington and hold an active service delivery contract in one or more regions.

For more information about becoming a member, please contact Charles Spurr at 206-628-4608 ext. 15 or at

Benefits of membership:

  • Collective representation on critical issues provided by a skilled advocacy team of Council leaders and staff
  • Focused action and analysis of state and national behavioral health developments
  • Access to key state decision-makers and assurance of a place at the table during policy formulation
  • Members-only practice improvement learning collaboratives
  • Early notice and opportunities for input on state regulations, contracts, waivers, and initiatives
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other Council member agencies
  • Access to federal policy information through membership with the National Council for Behavioral Health