About Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

CFBHN is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and a CARF International Accredited Services Management Network organization* contracting with community service organizations to provide a full array of publically funded mental health and substance abuse services in the SunCoast counties of Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota. Services include acute care, residential treatment, housing, medical, outpatient, recovery support, and prevention.
* CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Mission Statement

Managing a quality behavioral health system of care that brings hope, help and recovery to individuals, families and communities.
Mission Statement Term Definitions:
  • Quality: Services are provided in a manner that is accessible, and produces successful outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
  • System of Care: The system of care, developed and managed by CFBHN, includes prevention, behavioral health treatment, and recovery support services for the indigent, uninsured, and priority populations defined by the funder.
  • Help: Services are provided at the right time, in the right amount, and at the right level.
  • Hope: The belief that people living with mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders can, and do, recover and have the opportunity to live meaningful lives.
  • Recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Vision Statement

Envisioning communities where accessible behavioral healthcare enhances the lives of all.


  • Accountability
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Transparency

Our Values


Guiding Principles

Technology Driven

We look to technology as a powerful tool for driving organizational performance and above all, delivering personalized care the consumer views as conveniently located, timely and effective. Our clinical and business decision making is informed and measured by data.

Community Focus

We understand each community is unique. We seek to assist in strengthening each community’s existing system of care by working in true collaboration.

Integrated Approach

We view a community’s total delivery of wellness and healthcare services as a whole and seek to insure all parts of that delivery system are interconnected; we seek to balance what is good for each of the parts within that system with what is good for that community.

High Performing Partnerships

We drive integrated healthcare systems through high performing partnerships. We work with the greatest respect for our partners and value the impact they provide in enhancing the lives of community members. A shared commitment to constantly drive a community’s wellness and integrated healthcare system to ever increasing levels of performance excellence will be the foundation on which we form those partnerships.

Consumer & Family Focus

We design and manage wellness and integrated healthcare systems driven by our understanding of consumers’ and their families’ current expectations and our efforts to anticipate their ever changing future needs.

Core Functions

Business Development & Marketing
Consumer & Family Affairs
Financial Management
Information Management
Network Development & Clinical Services
Quality Improvement
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network provides a transformational influence that empowers local communities to develop, advocate for, and implement innovative solutions to the social, economic, and individual health and wellness problems that impact their community members’ lives. Central Florida Behavioral Health Network accomplishes its mission by seeking, developing and nurturing partnerships with high performing providers of compassionate and quality health services. Together, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network and these partners commit to continually meet the changing needs of public sector leadership, private sector employers and employees, and individual community members in need of specialty healthcare services. In support of these partnerships, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network provides education and training, advocacy, research and development, and knowledge sharing of best-practices.