It takes more than sunshine and water for a robust Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) peer services program to sprout. CCBHCs are a new provider type in Medicaid tasked with utilizing innovative and creative strategies to increase Americans’ access to behavioral health care services. Beginning in 2017, CCBHCs will be established in eight states participating in the Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration: Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
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