Why People Come to The College for Behavioral Health Leadership

Since 1979, The College for Behavioral Health Leadership has a proven record of crystalizing cutting-edge issues, convening for consensus, and supporting the development of innovative behavioral health strategies. We understand the profound impact of social determinants of health and the ways in which individual wellbeing is interwoven with public, population health, and social justice issues. We are a connected, diverse, and learned group of stakeholders across the leadership spectrum in varying organizations.

The College is focused on equipping health leaders in a rapidly changing health ecosystem. We are recognized as a premier think tank for behavioral health leadership and innovations. We understand that the most pressing issues relating to individual care require visionary, innovative, and selfless leadership at administrative and clinical levels. Our unique mission focuses on leadership and education within the profession as a solution-provider to address these issues.

The current health care climate provides a seminal moment to bring together previously siloed sectors of health. The College seeks to join with diverse leaders within public and population health, government, social services, social justice, hospital and health systems, payers, and service recipients to create collective action across sectors. Our goal is to realize a health system that is authentically holistic, innovative, and powerful enough to produce a healthy society.

Access:  Membership provides connections with behavioral health and behavioral change leaders that have sponsored and led innovations across the US.
The Summit: serves as the incubator of national change that addresses changing needs of leadership and the core issues challenging the health and wellbeing of communities.
Leadership: The College supports all leavels of leaders and offers a consultation & coaching service.
Networking:  Calls focused on policy and practice, two listservs, our website, white papers, and webinars presented by experts, members learn with and from the best thinkers in the field.
Connections:  Members tell us this is the one place where individuals from all sectors can work together to create change on substantive issues.

Additional Benefits: 

  • Participation on committees and task forces. 
  • Access to webinars and leadership resources.
  • Annual subscription to Behavioral Healthcare at no charge and the opportunity to purchase Mental Health Weekly and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly at reduced rates.
  • Access to contact information through the member directory.
  • BYOCC (Bring Your Own Credit Card) lunch and dinners across the country hosted by The College for Behavioral Health Leadership colleagues
Join online by completing the form below, including payment with MasterCard or Visa.
The form is also available from this link (MS Word) and may be completed and returned with payment by check.
Questions? Contact Dr. Kris Ericson, executive director.


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