The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) is a statewide association representing over eighty community-based mental health and addiction treatment provider organizations. Each provider member is a corporation organized under Massachusetts General Law and is governed by a board of directors comprised of professionals, citizens and decision-makers who promote the highest management standards and sound policy decisions in the communities they serve. Our members are the primary providers of publicly-funded behavioral healthcare services in the Commonwealth, serving approximately 81,000 Massachusetts residents daily and over three-quarters of a million residents annually, and employing 37,500 people.
ABH’s mission is to promote community-based mental health and addiction treatment services as the most appropriate, clinically effective and cost-sensitive method for providing care to individuals in need. Accordingly, ABH advocates for appropriate public policy and adequate funding for each service and works with the administration and legislature at the state and national levels to support this goal.