Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act
Feb 4, 2022
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) provide critical care for people with mental health and substance use challenges. Since the launch of the model in 2017, CCBHCs have supported communities and states in reducing unmet need for care, improving access to medication-assisted substance use treatment, diverting people in crisis from hospitals, emergency departments, and jails, and expanding the behavioral health workforce. The Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act creates a sustainable mechanism to expand access to comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment through CCBHCs.