Health Care Issues

Behavioral Health

Hospitals serve persons with mental health and substance use disorders through specialized facilities and programs as well as in acute, general care settings. To support their commitment to improving the mental health of their patients and communities, we provide advocacy, education and technical assistance in a variety of relevant areas, such as:

  • Organization, financing and regulation of mental health and substance abuse services;
  • Legislation relevant to provider issues and patients; and
  • Policy development on quality of care, the delivery system and access to care.

Behavioral Health Categories

2016 Behavioral Health Advisory Forum (password required)

IHA Contact

Patrick Gallagher


Lia Daniels