Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

ACMHAI is the voice of behavioral health authorities, communities and people facing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental challenges.

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Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

ACMHAI increases capacity of community behavioral health systems by strengthening, developing and supporting local mental health authorities and authorities for the care and treatment of persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.

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Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

ACMHAI promotes the statutory authority of the Community Mental Health Act through planning and stewardship of local tax dollars in our communities.

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Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

With health reform changing the way services are delivered in Illinois, we are leaders in helping our local providers, managed care organizations and other organizations refocus their delivery models.

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Mental Health

million Illinois children and adults have a mental health condition, but barely 1/3 get treatment

Substance Use Disorder

%

of U.S. adults with mental illness also have a substance use disorder

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

individuals with I/DD were living in Illinois’ seven large, state-run institutions.

Working to strengthen and  Develop Local Mental Health Authorities.

Improving the development and delivery of
mental health services for persons with mental
disabilities.

Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois is a partnership of organizations rooted in our communities and accountable to our citizens. Our member organizations are comprised of “708” Boards governed by the Illinois Community Mental Health Act and “553” and “377” Boards whose statutory authority derives from public health legislation or legislation specific to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As community-based boards we take responsibility for assessing the needs of our communities and funding services to meet those needs. We are the voice that speaks on behalf of behavioral health authorities, communities and people facing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental challenges.

ACMHAI envisions a statewide system of collaborative communities that advocate for individuals and innovate for better delivery of mental health and intellectual or developmental disability services.

WE WORK TO

  • Improve the development and delivery of comprehensive services and facilities for person with mental disabilities
  • Promote the exchange of information
  • Develop a unified state-wide voice
  • Foster cooperation with other private and public mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability provider, consumer, advocacy and trade organizations
  • Initiate and influence policy reform and legislative action

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