Caring for our citizens

We promote and support the development of accessible, high-quality community-based comprehensive behavioral health services throughout the state of Maryland.

Our Function

The Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1997 to:

  • represent members to external groups including Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), the General Assembly and Governor, statewide advocacy organizations, and the public,
  • promote the professional development of member agency staff,
  • provide a system of communication and a structure for collaboration among members and with BHA and other partners,
  • identify system needs and promote resolution to ensure effective quality behavioral health services.

Our Shared Values

  • Wellness and Recovery Oriented,
  • Individualized and Person Centered with Choice,
  • High Quality, Cost Effective, Culturally Competent and Accessible,
  • Integrated and Community Based,
  • Collaborative and Responsive while Empowering Partnerships,
  • Innovative and Holistic.