Welcome to the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations website.

The mission of the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (NABHO) is to build strong alliances which ensures quality behavioral health services, including substance use and mental health services, are accessible to all Nebraskans. 

Our vision for quality substance use and mental health services to become a central part of accessible healthcare in our state is carried out through our core values which include:

  • EXPERTISE - Knowledge and effective leadership in shaping and defining behavioral health services, including substance use and mental health.
  • ALLIANCES - Partnerships and relationships with individuals/groups that share like missions and values.
  • ADVOCACY - Watchful voice that protects access to services as well as an individual's strengths, rights and needs.
  • INTEGRITY - Professional competency of all service providers.
  • QUALITY - Services grounded in research, evidence-based or based on promising practices.

The Benefits of Membership

NABHO is a statewide behavioral health provider and consumer organization. Our membership diversity is our strength as we are able to understand the  challenges and opportunities for those impacted by our behavioral health system no matter your size, location, or service array.

Why Should You Join NABHO?

LEGISLATIVE PRESENCE - At the state and national level through staff and membership engagement we influence public policy and advocate for an effective behavioral health system of care.

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION- Through our monthly meetings, NABHO and National Council annual conferences, webinars and NABHO website we provide a variety of information and access to stakeholders. You also receive weekly reports with timely media stories and legislative updates.

NETWORKING - Opportunities to communicate with and learn from your peers.

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP -  Through our association you are a member of the National Council and able to take advantage of discounted rates for their annual conference, webinars and trainings, and updates about what is happening at the federal level. 

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Behavioral Health Matters - ADVOCATE, EDUCATE, COLLABORATE

This inaugural conference will take place September 20th and 21st at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln Nebraska. This will be a jam-packed day and a half that will provide you the opportunity to learn from national and state experts, network and reconnect with your peers and hear what our neighboring states are doing to advocate on behalf of their members. 

Now, more than ever it is important to keep an eye on what is happening nationwide and seasoned staff from the National Council for Behavioral Health will be here to bring us up to speed on the national landscape. We will also hear from our own Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services leadership which will provide attendees a unique opportunity to engage and ask questions

Special thanks to the Behavioral Health Education Center for supporting our inaugural conference with a financial contribution from your Jobs website improvement project. We also thank Innovatel and United Healthcare for their Gold and Silver level sponsorship.


 We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 NABHO Conference -
Behavioral Health Matters -Advocate, Educate, Collaborate!
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