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ACMHAI December Membership Meetings

December 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

ACMHAI Membership Meeting

December 1 and 2, 2022

Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago

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12:00 pm Networking and Lunch

1:00 pm Opening Address: Jonah Cunningham, President and CEO, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)

This past year has resulted in number of policy changes for the behavioral health field. From the launch of 988 to the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program this year has been transformative. However, it is critical to understand the federal structures that will be charged with funding and implementing these policy changes. Join Jonah C. Cunningham, President and CEO, as he reviews 2022, highlights gaps, and previews the work of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD).

2:00 pm. Children’s Mental Health Panel

Heather Higgins Alderman, President/CEO, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

  • Current efforts and initiatives at ILCHF
  • Success and challenges at ILCHF around children’s mental health
  • How mental health boards can play a role in impacting children’s mental health

Dr. Nicole M. Summers-Gabr, PhD, MS, Director of Social Innovation, Assistant Professor, SIU School of Medicine

  • Community-Based Participatory Approaches for Improving Health Equity | This presentation will focus on (a) how to form coalitions, (b) illustrate the value of collaboration for grant funding, (c) outline tools that can be used to guide mental and behavioral health programming for children and families, and (d) consider how to navigate programming in a world after COVID-19.

Kristine Herman, Bureau Chief, Illinois Healthcare and Family Services

  • Pathways to Success – Updates and Clarifications

3:30 pm. Roundtable Discussion: Children’s Mental Health

4:00 pm Adjourn

5:00 pm ACMHAI 50th Anniversary Reception – Embassy Suites Lincoln Room

Reception Registration


December 2, 2022


8:00 am Networking and Breakfast

8:30 am Business Meeting

12:00 pm Adjourn

Hotel Information: If you will need hotel accommodations, please click on the button below to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Chicago, IL. The group room rate is $169 for a 2 Room Suite-1 King Bed or 2 Room Suite-2 Double Beds. All hotel reservations should be made directly through the Embassy Suites Hotel using the ACMHAI group rate.

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December 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
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Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago
600 N State St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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