The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a non-profit agency that helps health professionals, agencies and funders improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use challenges through policy, training, evaluation, technical assistance, and research.
CIBHS was established as the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services. Local mental health directors founded CiMH to work collaboratively with all mental health system stakeholders. The commitment to collaboration has led the board to expand board membership to include consumers, family members, and other interested persons representing the public interest.
On July 1, 2014, CiMH merged with the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Institute (ADPI) to form the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions.
Mission: The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is dedicated to improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use disorder challenges through helping health professionals, health organizations, and purchasers of health services.
Vision: CIBHS is the recognized leader in developing world class behavioral health programs and systems.
Values: Customer responsiveness, hope, wellness, resiliency and recovery, empirically informed approaches, cultural and linguistic inclusion, financial sustainability, innovation, quality workplace.
CIBHS envisions a future in which California is the national leader in the provision of mental health and substance use disorder services and support systems that successfully advance hope, wellness, resiliency, recovery and full community integration for all adults, children and families across their life spans.