Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program Report to Congress, 2017


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 (Public Law 113-93) authorizes demonstration programs in up to eight states to establish and evaluate certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs).
This report provides a profile of the eight states awarded demonstration grants and spotlights states’ efforts. 
Service recipients in these eight states are expected to receive coordinated care integrating physical and mental health care and have immediate and timely access to services through a single point of entry regardless of ability to pay. CCBHCs are required to provide substance use treatment and mental health services across the lifespan which must incorporate a minimum set of evidence-based practices (EBPs) established by states and based on community needs. Four states required or recommended EBPs on suicide and suicidality (CAMs; Zero Suicide; Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention). Suicide Prevention Learning Collaborative engagement is one measure of CCBHC engagement.