Welcome to The Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

ACMHAI exists today to increase the capacity of individual community mental health systems by strengthening and developing local mental health authorities. It does this in the following ways:
  • Improving the development and delivery of comprehensive mental health services and facilities for persons with mental disabilities.
  • Promoting the exchange of information.
  • Developing a unified state-wide voice.
  • Fostering cooperation with other private and public mental health organizations.
  • Initiating and influencing policy reform.
  • Assisting in the passage of additional referenda and resolutions.

 

ACMHAI MEMBERS and COLLEAGUES

 ACMHAI

AUTUMN MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 October 1, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel

300 South Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, Illinois

Hotel Front Desk:  1-217-529-7777

              9:30         Networking and Coffee

              10:00        Business Meeting including Community Updates

              12:30        Lunch and Strategic Planning Discussion

                1:30        Afternoon Session:

                    ·          ACA, Medicaid Managed Care and CBHAs:

                               A Roundtable Discussion to Identify Issues of Interest

                               for Community Behavioral Health Authorities

                    ·          Redeploy Illinois – Debbie Humphrey, St. Clair

                               County 708 and Statewide Consultant

                    ·          Meet Partners from the IL Problem Solving Courts

                               Association

 

               5:00         Adjourn

               6:00         ACMHAI Member Dinner

This meeting has been scheduled in conjunction with the Illinois Problem Solving Courts Conference, October 2-3.  We hope many of you will stay for the Conference. The Conference brochure is attached.

(IPSC 2014ConferenceFlyer)

 PLEASE RSVP to phyllis@acmhai.org or 217-369-5168.

We’ve scheduled the day to allow those of you who are nearby and not attending the Conference to join us for an earlier dinner and still make it back home. Those attending the Conference will still have time to stop by the Early Bird event. We do ask that you let us know if you intend to stay for dinner, a most enjoyable part of our Membership Meetings.

There is no meeting registration charge for ACMHAI Members or those considering a Trial Membership.

For those spending the night before or following the ACMHAI Membership Meeting, but not registering for the Problem Solving Courts Conference, please make hotel reservations with Crowne Plaza before September 9.

Contract Date:  October 1 2014

Group Name:  ACMHAI Fall Membership Meeting

Group code:  SU3

Group Rate Cut-off date:  September 9th 2014

Group Rate:  $112.00

*Central Reservations:  1 877 2 CROWNE (1 877 227 6963)

*Hotel Front Desk:  1-217-529-7777 Hotel Fax: 1-217-529-6666

We look forward to seeing you at the Membership Meeting and Problem Solving Courts Conference in September!

Phyllis

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COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

***ACMHAI Call in number 1-800-791-2345 Code #62178***

    Sept 2014      
         
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
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9:30 Executive Committee
 
 
 
 
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11:00 Training & Best Practices
9:30 DD Committee
9:30 Legislative Committee
 
 
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9:30 Medicaid
 
 
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    October 2014      
         
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
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    9:30 Executive Committee    
         
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9:30 Legislative Committee  
   
   
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  11:00 Membership & Technology
9:30 Children's Mental Health

9:30 Medicaid

   
         
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READ IT HERE

 

Operation Readiness/BH forum Intergration & Innovation

Integration and Innovation - Public Health and Behavioral Health 2014 - Expanded

BH Components in Illinois Health Dept. IPLAN Scans

Total BH in IPLAN Scans

 

ACMHAI LEGISLATIVE REPORT MAY 31, 2014 READ HERE:

ACMHAI Legislative Report 2014-0531

 

USA Today Series on Mental Health

Liz Szabo of USA Today has begun a very important year-long series on mental health. You can access the first article "The Cost of Not Caring: Nowhere To Go" here:

 USA Liz Szabo

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCREENING & ASSESSMENT FOR ILLINOIS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

ACMHAI has developed a position paper on behavioral health screening and assessment for Illinois children and youth. There are recommendations on universal age-appropriate screening of all children and youth working with primary care providers and use of the CANS as a functional assessment tool, as well as information about screening and assessment that should be of interest to Board members and others in your community.

In addition, attached is a power point on Screening and Assessment from the Livingston County Children’s Network Project funded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. The Livingston County collaborative effort has as one of its goals universal screening of all children and adolescents for behavioral health to promote early identification of issues and community supports for children and youth with behavioral health needs.  Approximately 15% of the children screened are indicating a behavioral health issue.

ACMHAI Paper

Livingston County Children's Network Project

 

November 2013 ACMHAI Mental Health First Aid Webinar presentation and presenter listing is now posted in the Links & Documents section.  Please take a moment to check these out if you missed the live webinar.

ILAPSC September Conference Meeting Handouts

PSC In-Illinois 9-12-13

 

The ACMHAI Children's Mental Health Committee has prepared a white paper on a care coordination model for children with complex behavioral needs that could be implemented in Illinois on a demonstration or pilot basis:

ACMHAI White Paper - Care Coordination Model for Children with Complex BH Needs

 

ACMHAI Position on State Facility Closures

ACMHAI Comments on Coordinated Care in IL

NAMI Family Guide

Using Home-Based Programs in Other States to Support a
Medicaid...


Using Medicaid to Obtain Intensive Home-Based Services...

Evaluating the Need for Home-Based Services for Children

 

NEWS, NOTES AND RESOURCES

Provides information twice a month about behavioral health issues, events and resources. We invite you to forward timely informatio related to mental health, substance use disorders and/or developmental/intellectual disabilities to us to post in this section.

 

May 3, 2013 May 17, 2013 June 3, 2013
June 20, 2013 July 9, 2013 July 26, 2013
August 15, 2013 September 26, 2013 October 14, 2013
January 6, 2014 April 2014 May 2014
July 1, 2014 August 1, 2014  

                       

                                                           

                                                      

ACMHAI Newsletters


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