Local Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

  • “708 Board” or Community Mental Health Board is established by a community, municipality, or township for the purposes of planning and funding mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services. For full text of the Community Mental Health Act go to:
  • “377 Board” or Board for the Care and Treatment of Persons with Developmental Disabilities is established on a county-wide basis to provide services to the developmentally disabled and their families. For full text of this legislation, go to:
  • “553 Board” or Public Health Department, in some areas, manage mental health care. For a list of county public health departments go to:
Revised Map_May 2021




ACMHAI ACMHAI Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois (708 Boards statewide trade organization)
ART Addiction Recovery Team
CADC CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CADCA CADCA Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CBHA CBHA Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (BH agencies statewide trade organization)
CMF Community Memorial Foundation
CMHB (also known as 708 Board) Community Mental Health Board
CMS CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Federal)
CNA AND NA Community Needs Assessment/Needs Assessment
DD Developmental Disabilities
DHS Department of Human Services (State)
DMH Division of Mental Health (State)
FPL Federal Poverty Level
HCF Healthy Communities Foundation
HFS (Department of) Healthcare and Family Services (State)
HS High School
IABH Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
ICOY Illinois Collaboration on Youth
IDPH Illinois Department of Public Health
IYS Illinois Youth Survey
MBHAC Multicultural Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
MCO Managed Care/Accountable Care Organizations
MH Mental Health
NACBHDD National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
NOM National Outcomes Measures
POS Purchase of Service
PYD Positive Youth Development (leadership committee of SPF)
RFP Request for Proposal
SAY Success of All Youth
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SP Strategic Plan
SUD Substance Use Disorder
SUPR Substance Use Prevention Recovery (Ill. Dept of)
TA Technical Assistance