Help Us Advocate for Behavioral Health in the COVID-19 Response Bill | Uplift Family Services

Click Here to Advocate for Community Behavioral Health!

All you need to do to send an email advocating for Community Behavioral Health is click the above link and sign your name at the bottom!

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the message linked here: Template for Advocacy Letter.

We need your voice to be heard in Washington!

We have learned that the U.S. Senate’s latest Federal Relief Bill, as currently written, will exclude Community Behavioral Health Organizations like Uplift Family Services.

Community Behavioral Health Organizations (CBHOs) are on the front lines of the current COVID-19 response alongside community health centers, hospitals and nursing homes. In many communities across our state, CBHOs are the primary source of health care for individuals with substance use disorder and mental illness. To exclude them from this legislation would leave them financially vulnerable through this crisis, likely leading to staff layoffs and program closures. Without outpatient addiction and mental health treatment options, individuals with these diseases will end up in crisis at hospitals and emergency departments during this pandemic.

Please join our staff, board, and community partners who sent letters this weekend to federal representatives!

Click Here to Advocate for Community Behavioral Health!

All you need to do to send an email advocating for Community Behavioral Health is click the above link and sign your name at the bottom! Thank you!

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the message linked here: Template for Advocacy Letter.

Questions? Please email Eva Terrazas, Senior Director Public Policy and Advocacy.