The National Center for Advocacy and Recovery for Behavioral Health (NCAAR-BH) will help lead efforts to ensure the establishment of an integrated recovery-oriented system of care that provides needed evidence-based behavioral health prevention and recovery services.


1. Be a center of excellence addressing recovery and wellness for behavioral health issues, and to serve as the premier advocacy organization with and on behalf of individuals, families, and communities within this continuum;

2. Maintain a reputation for expertise, impartiality and the pursuit of excellence in public policy and education, care coordination, and recovery leadership, as well as through the advancement of progressive recovery and wellness- based approaches to health;

3. Help to lead the transition from an acute care model of treatment towards establishment and maintenance of a recovery-oriented system of care for individuals affected by behavioral health issues and contributing social determinants of care;

4. Be a leader in the application of advancing technology that makes recovery services more accessible and effective, and also protects rights, interests, and privacy of the clients.


We believe in order to achieve the vision and mission of the organization, we must foster and promote a system of care and recovery in partnership and collaboration with public and private organizations that span the health and human services spectrum. We also believe that our advocacy, service, and business relationships must be grounded in mutual respect, responsibility, and accountability.

We believe behavioral health disorders are public health concerns that are both preventable and treatable, and that recovery can and does happen. Our responsibility is to the individuals, families and communities affected by these chronic diseases. As such, they must be engaged and empowered to help determine the course of services provided. Our work must consistently bear the hallmarks of quality and accountability while embracing sound public policy and evidence-based practices.

We believe every person has a human right to be free from behavioral health and related health and social services inequalities and that access to prevention, treatment and recovery services should be readily available to all who seek it regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, economic status or sexual orientation. We also believe individuals in recovery from behavioral health disorders should be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and insurance coverage, as well as other aspects of daily life and that the federal and state civil rights and protections afforded them should be fully enforced.

Our employees are the most valued assets of our corporation and hold a shared responsibility to fulfill our mission. We believe that the quality, motivation, and performance of our employees are the key factors in achieving our vision and mission. Accordingly, we are dedicated to assisting every employee in realizing his or her full potential. We are committed to diversity, equal opportunity and fair treatment, and strive for an organizational structure and culture that promotes employee involvement, open communication, teamwork and cooperation.

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