To assure that national policy and funding recognizes and supports county and other local government authorities that are responsible for the development and management of publicly funded systems of care for people affected by mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities.
To be the national unified voice of local governments that are accountable for the well being of people with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities
NACBHDD's Members believe in:
Advocacy and Policy Analysis: NACBHDD will maintain strong, active ties with federal policy makers and address those issues of critical concern to county behavioral health authorities and state associations. We will advocate for the county and county sponsored position and impart this information in a timely, efficient format.
Creating Alliances: NACBHDD will create and expand the scope of partnerships with key national membership organizations that continue to ensure our seat at the table. We will maintain dialogues with these stakeholders to strengthen the credibility and visibility of county and county-sponsored behavioral health authorities. Our contributions will be recognized as vital to the public sector behavioral health care debate.
National Forum: NACBHDD will continue to encourage the exchange of information and ideas among county behavioral health professionals that enhances leadership and promotes an informed, articulate voice.
NACBHDD is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties.