NACBH 2022 Public Policy Conference 

Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

NACBH’s annual Public Policy Conference gathers leaders in children’s behavioral health for a focused dialogue with key Congressional and federal representatives and colleague organizations.

Held July 19-20 in Washington, D.C., the NACBH 2022 Public Policy Conference will provide a preview of anticipated new and amended programs, reauthorizations and FY 2023 appropriations.

  • All committees of jurisdiction have held multiple hearings this year and important mental health legislation is being written now. The House Energy & Commerce package is expected out in May, the Senate HELP Committee’s in June, and Senate Finance should be wrapping up just as we are meeting in July. 
  • On the child welfare side, a reauthorization bill for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was introduced last year, and the House Ways & Means Committee is working on updates now.  Among the CAPTA amendments, reauthorization is expected to shift IV-E reimbursement further towards prevention and away from group care.
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NACBH is delighted to welcome the talented leadership team of Center Road Solutions to provide a timely primer on how you can effectively advocate with Congress while in-person access to Capitol Hill remains limited.  Managing Principal Katrina Velasquez, Esq., M.A., and Vice President Allison Ivie, M.P.P., M.A., will join us to help shape your post-conference contacts with both Washington and district staff going forward.  A snapshot of what they achieved in the second year of the pandemic alone is testament to their access and tenacity. 

Also on the program will be Family First implementation and upstream opportunities for children’s behavioral health and child welfare providers – prevention, early intervention, crisis and community-based services – funded by COVID relief and FY 2022 appropriations.

NACBH is known for creating an open forum to have forthright discussions with key leaders and policymakers.  Please join us to contribute your expertise and perspective to the conversation!

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NACBH Member            Early Bird Registration
(Before June 15)
  Regular Registration
(After June 15)
        $545       $645
Nonmember        Early Bird Registration
(Before June 15)
  Regular Registration
(After June 15)
    $695   $795


Preliminary Schedule (tentative)
Tuesday, July 19           Program: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Reception: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 20      Program: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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COVID-19 Health & Safety:

As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic continues, the health and safety of our community, event attendees, volunteers and staff are our highest priority. To view NACBH Event Safety Protocol Reminders, click here.

NACBH will continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting our events to implement safety policies and procedures as they become necessary. The Hilton has a comprehensive health and safety plan in place; click here to learn more about how our venue partners are working to keep visitors safe. 

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic, NACBH reserves the right to modify these policies and procedures at any given time. Updates or changes will be added to the NACBH event website, communicated to members, and provided to registered event attendees through various communications and updates at