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ACMHAI Best Practice Training and Business Meeting

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - April 27 @ 12:00 pm


April 26-27, 2022

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

701 East Adams

Springfield, IL

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Click here to view the AGENDA April 2022 ACMHAI Membership Meeting 

April 26 – Best Practice Training

12:00 pm         Networking and Lunch

1:00 pm          Expanding the Crisis Continuum in Illinois 

Speakers: Nanette Larson, Deputy Director of Wellness and Recovery, Illinois Department of Human Services | Lisa Betz, Deputy Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Illinois Department of Human Services 

About this Session: With the FCC’s ruling to move the National Suicide Prevention Line to a 3 digit number in July, 2022, states are focused on the expansion of mental health crisis care, with the intent of a comprehensive continuum of crisis services available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.  Deputy Director of Wellness and Recovery Services, Nanette Larson, will present on the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health’s planning efforts to evolve and expand services for individuals experiencing mental health, substance use and/or suicidal crises, including expansion of call center capacity, the development of mobile crisis response teams, and work to integrate services into the emergency response system, so that individuals receive the appropriate response from staff who are specifically trained and qualified to provide assistance to help the person resolve the crisis. Following her presentation, Deputy Larson will be joined by Deputy Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Lisa Betz, for a question and answer period.

2:30 pm         Overview of Spring Legislative Session 

Speakers: Maureen Mulhall and Matt Maloney, Government Strategy Associates

3:30 pm         Roundtable Discussion: Medicaid Impact on Incarceration

4:00 pm         Adjournment

6:00 pm         Group Dinner – Maldaner’s Restaurant

April 27 – Business Meeting

8:00 am         Networking and Breakfast 

8:30 am         Business Meeting

12:00 pm       Adjourn


If you will need hotel accommodations, please click on the button below to reserve a room at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, IL. The group room rate is $109 for a room with 2 double beds or 1 king bed. All hotel reservations should be made directly through the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel using the ACMHAI group rate.

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April 26 @ 12:00 pm
April 27 @ 12:00 pm
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president abraham lincoln hotel springfield illinois
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
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