The National Council for Behavioral Health’s policy initiatives combine the work of our own policy experts and analysts with organized grassroots and grasstops outreach experience to translate behavioral healthcare providers’ power into effective advocacy for federal addiction and mental health policy.
Our policy team monitors and responds to the latest federal policy developments to ensure fair consideration of addiction and mental health providers’ perspectives and needs; champions federal legislation that helps addiction and mental health providers to more effectively serve their communities; and collaborates with other national mental health and addictions organizations, legislators, and federal agencies.
Learn More and Take Action
Browse our Policy Action Center to see the National Council’s policy priorities, find out about current trends and developments in behavioral health policy, and learn how to take action for strong behavioral health policies:
- View our policy agenda
- Visit Capitol Connector, our public policy blog, or sign up for the weekly Capitol Connector e-newsletter
- Speak up for behavioral health by writing your members of Congress
- Register for Hill Day, our annual public policy conference and lobby day
- Develop meaningful relationships with your elected officials