Advocacy efforts encourage industry involvement and self-regulation by informing providers of legislative activity that will promote state and federal rules and regulations that benefit providers and those dealing with behavioral health concerns.

BHAP knows that behavioral health is different than other healthcare. However, health insurance companies and regulatory bodies often lump behavioral health services in with other healthcare services. BHAP is helping to distinguish behavioral healthcare by developing self-regulatory standards for the industry, lobbying lawmakers, and educating providers of the importance of self-regulation.


A national trade membership association that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities.

We are the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.


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