Key Pilot Projects Slated to Expire

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics or CCBHCs are a new and innovative model for delivering mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

CCHBCs are a one-stop shop where people can get comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, with a focus on 24-hour crisis care, utilization of evidence-based practices, care coordination, and integration with physical health care.

Minnesota is currently one of eight states in the country that have been chosen to implement the CCHBC model and the early data show it is working. Unfortunately, without congressional action, the authorization for the CCBHC pilot project is set to expire on March 31 for two states and June 30 for the rest of the CCHBCs including those in Minnesota. NAMI Minnesota will advocate at the state and nationa level for these projects to continue.