Conference / Symposium

2022 Behavioral Health Care Symposium

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa | Riverside Convention Center
December 5, 2022 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM PST
December 6, 2022 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM PST

Every day, hospitals across California care for individuals living with a mental illness or addiction, and they embrace the essential role they play treating people in crises. COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing behavioral health challenges. Anxiety and depression among adults nearly quadrupled between 2019 and 2020, youth suicide risk has risen to alarming levels, and drug overdoses and other substance use disorder-related visits to hospital EDs have skyrocketed.

Fortunately, California has made historical investments in behavioral health infrastructure and workforce development to improve access to desperately needed treatment and housing supports. New grant programs, legislative changes, and the state’s plan to reform Medi-Cal (CalAIM) have combined to create a dizzying array of new opportunities to address the behavioral health issues in our local communities.  

CHA has designed its 2022 Behavioral Health Symposium as an opportunity for California’s hospital leaders to catch up on recent investments and policy changes, as well as hear from experts on the latest cutting-edge treatment options for mental illness and substance use disorders.


Register by November 11 and save

*Members: $550
Associate Members and Government Entities: $550
**Nonmembers: $750
Registrations received after November 11, add $100.

*Members are CHA member hospitals. **Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible non-member California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing 7 or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to [email protected]. No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.


A confirmation will be sent to all registrants. On-site registrations and any unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act please call (916) 552-7637.


CHA will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CHA at [email protected].

Quality Assurance/Grievance

The CHA education quality assurance/grievance policy is available upon request by emailing [email protected]. If you have any concerns or dissatisfaction with the quality of a CHA education program, please contact Robyn Thomason, Director, Education at (916) 552-7514, or email [email protected].


Contact the Education Department at [email protected].


3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
(800) 843-7755 (reservations)
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has rooms available at the discounted rate of $189, single or double occupancy. For reservations, call (800) 843-7755 and mention the “CHA Behavioral Health Care Symposium” to receive the discounted rate. The deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is November 11. To book a room online, click here.


Riverside Convention Center
3637 5th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
All educational sessions will be held at the Riverside Convention Center, just a short walk away from the Mission Inn.

For sponsorship opportunities at the Behavioral Health Care Symposium, call the CHA Education Department at (916) 552-7502 or email Lisa Hartzell at [email protected].