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Become a Member

Interested in joining NABHO?

According to the organization's bylaws, any behavioral health provider or consumer organizations in Nebraska, or those organizations whose states are geographically connected and serve Nebraska residents, shall be considered for membership in the Association.  Other types of organizations that support the mission, vision and core values of the Association may also be considered for membership.  No individual applications will be accepted for membership.

Member organizations can either be corporations, partnerships, government or quasi-governmental entities with a mission or purpose consistent with the mission and principles of the Association, or meet the criteria below:

  1. Have a mission or purpose consistent with the Association’s mission and principles.
  2. Have elected or appointed officers.
  3. Have a defined membership.
  4. Meet regularly to accomplish the organization’s mission and purpose as evidenced by meeting minutes.


Dues are calculated based on the size of the member’s behavioral health budget, which is comprised of mental health, substance use, criminal justice and child welfare services operated under the governing authority of the member organization.  

Membership dues are assessed on the following 5-tier scale based on annual behavioral health budget.

Dues may be paid in one or two installments, as selected on the application form. Full payment or the first installment is due within 30 days of the beginning of the fiscal year, and within 60 days of invoice for new members; the second installment is due by December 31. Full renewals not paid by August 31 and installment renewals by January 31 may be assessed a penalty of $100 per month.  If membership is terminated any dues or assessments paid shall be forfeited. An organization may request special consideration from the Executive Committee when the dues would create a financial burden on the organization, and the Executive Committee may act on behalf of the association in resolving any such requests for consideration.


Join us!

If you meet the criteria listed above and would like to join us, you can start the process in two ways:

  • Option A: Complete the Membership Application Form
  • Option B: Email our Executive Director today to start the application process!

Address inquiries to Annette Dubas, NABHO Executive Director (

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