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  • Policy Analysis
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Action for Behavioral Health Care
Action for Behavioral Health Care is the Florida Council for Behavioral Healthcare's vehicle for providing financial support for candidates who share the organization’s goals for the community behavioral health care system and the people it serves. We accept donations through PayPal, a secure service for which you do not need an account. Please click the button below to contribute.

Download the 2014 ABC Campaign materials from the links below:

Download the 2014 Solicitation Letter.

Download the 2014 ABC Flyer.

Download the 2014 ABC Brochure.

Download the 2014 FCCMH Achievement Brochure.

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Florida should deal with mental health
Op-ed article by Mike Hansen appearing in the Tallahassee Democrat over the weekend.
Read the entire article here.

Forced Therapy is Rare
Alternative to Baker-Act little-used outside Seminole. Article appearing in the Orlando Sentinel over the weekend.
Read the entire article here.

Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation is pleased to welcome their new Executive Director Carolyn A. Sentelik, MPA.
Read the details here.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary announces the appointment of John N. Bryant to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Read the press release here.

CFBHN Media Briefing, Tampa Tribune Series
Download a .zip file of the documents from the 1/12/15 conference call here.

Uninsured MH/SA Key Messages Unhealthy state: Florida behavioral health funding
Download the document here.
Infographics supporting the documnet above.

The Florida Council is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst
Download the details and instructions for application here.

2014 August newstter

We are proud to introduce the latest Florida Council Newsletter, The Council Connection.
Email Carlee to receive an electronic copy today.

Community-based providers push for more mental health funding
Mike Hansen, President/CEO of FCCMH is quoted in the St. Petersburg Times.
Read the entire article here.

A special report on the mental-illness epidemic in Central Florida
Below is a link to an 8 piece series from the Orlando Sentinel shared by Jerry Kassab from Aspire. This stellar piece addresses what is wrong with the system and gives insight on why Community Mental Health Centers are in need of a significant boost in the State Budget.
Download all eight the articles here.

2015 Annual Conference dates announced

We are proud to announce the dates for the 2015 Annual Conference!
Onmi Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
August 5-7, 2015
Visit the website of our new location here.


Hotel Duval

February 11 - 13, 2015
Board Meeting
Duval Hotel
415 N Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
February 11th - 12th

Room rate is $168.00 which includes valet parking

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Hotel Duval

April 9-12, 2015
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida

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Hotel Duval

May 13-15, 2015
Florida Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Email Carlee for details


Hotel Duval

June 10-12, 2015
June Board Meeting
Bohemian Hotel
Celebration, Florida

Room rate is $154.00

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