Advancing Behavioral Health and Wellness

BHSB advocates for policies that will improve the behavioral health and wellness of Baltimore residents.

Policy Priorities

Each year BHSB identifies policy priorities in the following areas:

  • Prevention and Early Intervention.
  • Treatment and Recovery Services.
  • Criminal Justice System.
  • Behavioral Health System Infrastructure.

Read our 2019 Policy Priorities.

Sign up for our Policy Alerts

Keep up with our policy and advocacy efforts during the Maryland General Assembly Session.

Advocacy 101 Training

Do you want to learn how to use your voice to help advance behavioral health policy? Attend an Advocacy 101 Training. This training provides participants with information on how to educate and engage lawmakers about behavioral health and wellness. Click here to register for an upcoming training or contact Stacey Jefferson at or 410-735-8578 for more information.

Invite your legislator to tour your program

One of the best ways to educate lawmakers about behavioral health is to have them visit your program so they can get a first-hand look at the services that you provide and people you help. For more information contact Stacey Jefferson, Policy Manager at or 410-735-8578.

Find your elected officials.