Policy Priorities

The Children's Behavioral Health Advisory Council supports state-level policy changes to transform New Hampshire's current mental health and substance use disorder system into a system of care that is youth and family-driven, community-based, and culturally- and linguistically-competent.

Legislative policy work for Children's Behavioral Health will be fully managed under New Futures and directed by a newly formed Children’s Behavioral Health Policy Advisory Committee. More information on the policy work can be found on the New Futures website here: New Futures Children's Behavioral Health Program.

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Download a copy of our 2020 policy priorities.

Download a copy of our 2019 policy priorities.

Senate Bill 14

In 2019, the passage of SB 14 was a high priority to support children with behavioral health needs. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by the Senate majority leader, takes a systemic approach to improving child welfare and ensuring children and youth get the appropriate support services where and when they need them, using the System of Care values and principles. 

Click here to read our summary of Senate Bill 14.