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What is Behavioral Health Action?

Behavioral Health Action (BHA) is a coalition of statewide leadership from California who are working together to tackle the Behavioral Health crisis we face as a state. Rather than continually fighting with each other on key issues, BHA seeks to find solutions that work for everyone. This group also has leadership from areas not traditionally connected to Behavioral Health because we know that the solutions we need won’t come from just having the same conversations with the same folks we always have been.
NAMI California, as a founding leader and co-chair of the coalition, knows the value of teamwork and building an army. We are working to turn difficult relationships into sources of strength and ways to help the individuals living with Behavioral Health Issues and their families across California.


What are the goals of the Behavioral Health Action Coalition?

Our goal is to create a unified movement within California for more coordinated and integrated care services for individuals with behavioral health needs and to reduce stigma and disparities in behavioral health resources and care that exist in our communities.
This coalition will elevate the issue and drive awareness among decision makers, educate about the challenges, and innovate for new solutions.
In the months ahead, Behavioral Health Action will be a catalyst to drives awareness, action and accountability. We will use the November election as an opportunity to engage California leaders and candidates for office at all levels of government and encourage them to prioritize and share their vision on these issues.


Who is on the Behavioral Health Action Coalition?

BHA is made up of leadership from across the state and from across the landscape of service providers and governmental partners. Currently comprised of more than 50 different statewide organizations; this group is a powerhouse with the potential to make tremendous changes in this state.


How can I stay up to date on the Behavioral Health Action Coalition?

Be sure you are signed up for the NAMI California newsletter for continuing updates on the coalition, we have many exciting projects coming, and we want you to be a part of them. You can also go to the Behavioral Health Action Website at