Important National Resources and Policies
COA – Council on Accreditation
An international, independent, nonprofict, human service accrediting organization.
U.S. Government Publishing Office for Electronic Code of Federal Regulation.
NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance
This organization sets standards and performance measures for providers and health plan organizations to follow.
The Joint Commission
Accredits provider agencies of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including mental health and chemical dependency services. Today, The Joint Commission accredits more than 2,100 behavioral health care organizations under the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care.
The National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council coordinates the Mental Health First Aid program across the U.S and operates the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral healthcare. We offer the annual National Council Conference featuring the best in leadership, organizational development, and excellence in mental health and addictions practice.