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