NACBH’s Legislative Action

From a child-focused and family-centered perspective, NACBH acts as the collective voice to inform policy at the federal level. We engage the services of Center Road Solutions, a legislative affairs firm, whose team works daily with key regulators, legislators, and their staffs to drive change through federal advocacy and influence crucial legislation. 

Our Contributions

As a respected industry leader, NACBH participates in early and ongoing policy discussions, whether responding to specific legislative proposals or educating representatives and staff about broader system issues. We are actively involved in regulatory surveillance and advocacy, tracking developments at a number of federal agencies to make sure that laws are implemented sensibly and with the greatest value for the intended beneficiaries.  

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Our Public Policy Priorities

As a shared voice, we spend our collective efforts advancing the following focus areas:

  • Behavioral health care workforce
  • Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Implementation
  • Federal Medicaid developments 
  • Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion 
  • TRICARE behavioral health and other pediatric benefits 
  • Mental health parity