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Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board

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Meet the BHAB

The next BHAB meeting:

General Meeting & MHSA Public Hearing

April 26, 2023

In person Meeting- Delhi Center: 505 W. Central, Santa Ana CA 92707


This meeting is open to the public and provides time for public for comments. Please send in your public Comment Card ahead of time to

Form to address the BHAB

Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions were created in 1957 and are authorized by the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, Sections 5600ff, California Welfare and Institutions Code, and Health and Safety Code Section 11805. These boards are the fundamental way to have oversight of the administration and provision of county mental health and recovery services.

The Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is an official community body that advocates for an accessible, appropriate, and effective behavioral health system that promotes prevention, intervention, recovery, and resiliency for individuals and families in need. It is composed of 14 community leaders who have an interest in the mission and delivery of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services and one Orange County Board of Supervisor.

The purpose of the Behavioral Health Advisory Board is to:

  • Advise the Board of Supervisors and the Behavioral Health Director on all aspects of local mental health and SUD programs.
  • Advocate for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and SUD.
  • Review programs and services within the local behavioral health system.

The business of the BHAB is conducted primarily through their General monthly meetings, their standing and ad hoc committees, visits to community facilities, phone calls, and e-mails. Your contact with the BHAB gives you a voice which can speak directly to key administrators in the Orange County Mental Health and Recovery Services agency.

You may access the BHAB bylaws here.

Behavioral Health Advisory Board Annual Reports

Behavioral Health Advisory Board

*The first annual report of the BHAB will be posted in the spring of 2022.

The Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is excited to announce the launching of a new social marketing campaign in Orange County called Stigma Free OC.

This social marketing campaign will focus on reducing and eliminating the stigma associated with behavioral health conditions by raising awareness and encouraging an environment where affected individuals and their families are supported in their efforts to achieve wellness and recovery.

We encourage you and /or your organization to the Pledge today! (Available in English, Vietnamese & Spanish)

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The Behavioral Health Advisory Board has a General Mailbox!
Click here to send an email to the Board