The Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland (CBH) is the professional association for community behavioral health providers serving the public and private sectors. The 52 member agencies of CBH deliver state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation services, including employment and housing support, for children and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders.
We save lives.
Maryland has the fourth lowest suicide rate in the country.
Our work drives recovery, putting people back to work.
Nearly half of the consumers in Maryland's public mental health system are employed, compared to only one-third in other states.
Our work diverts people from expensive settings.
CBH members put population health management skills into play, reducing their consumers' contact with expensive settings while improving connection to community-based care. With daily feeds of hospitalizations and incarcerations, our members are prepared to act quickly to ensure consumers are in the setting most appropriate to receive the treatment they need.
Our work supports Maryland's economy.
CBH members create over 21,000 jobs in Maryland, accounting for over $682 million in wages and $731 million in tax revenues each year. Most behavioral health services are delivered through Medicaid, a federal-state matching program, so every dollar invested in expanding behavioral health has a telescoping impact, bringing more federal dollars to Maryland.
We are the voice of Maryland's behavioral health providers.