Message from the President/CEO

message from the president/CEO

Welcome to the new Florida Behavioral Health Association!

We’re a new version of two long-standing, respected organizations –Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) and Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)–which each have a lengthy history of advocating on behalf of behavior health treatment providers. FADAA will continue its presence under the new FBHA umbrella so it can continue its contracting commitments.

Combined, we become the state’s largest trade association representing community treatment providers with a united voice. We serve as a trusted source of information, we advance policy initiatives, and we advocate for better behavioral health for all Floridians.

You will continue to see us undertaking the activities in which we have long excelled –serving as a reliable source of information, creating opportunities for sharing best practices, and effectively advocating for policies and funding around behavioral health services. Through our combined efforts, our ability to inform, innovate, and influence will be even more enhanced under one shared organization.

Melanie Brown-Woofter, President/CEO

Florida Behavioral Health Association