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Policy Priorities

BHSB 2017 Policy Priorities

  • Prevention and Early Intervention: BHSB will promote evidence-based policies, programs and practices that strengthen and expand prevention and early interventions to reduce risk, increase community resilience and improve behavioral health and wellness.
  • Treatment and Recovery Services: BHSB will advance policies, programs and practices that promote access to comprehensive, integrated community treatment and a full array of support services for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Criminal Justice System: BHSB will identify and promote criminal justice system reforms that redirect spending for incarceration toward the behavioral health system and support public health interventions to improve access to treatment and rehabilitation services.
  • Behavioral Health System Infrastructure: BHSB will advocate for policies and reforms that promote parity and strengthen the behavioral health system infrastructure and workforce.

BHSB 2017 Policy Priorities