I just recently became aware that the annual conference of the National Council ended on March 28th. The last one that I attended was in 1989, I believe. It appears that much has changed in the last 20 years, including the name of the organization holding the conference. The name of the organization used to be the National Council of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Centers and was formed in 1970 as an organization of Federally funded comprehensive community mental health centers. At that time, if my memory serves me correctly, membership was restricted to those centers and each was allowed two representatives, one staff member and one board member. According to their web site, www.nccbh.org/, today, the National Council is a not-for-profit, 501 [c] association of 1,300 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illness and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country.
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