ACMHAI Standing Committees

Children’s Behavioral Health Committee:

• Examining, promoting, and advancing the knowledge of children’s behavioral health-best practices and “What Works” through member sharing and training
• Advocating and supporting legislation for improvement in State and local children’s behavioral health systems and service delivery
• Engaging in collaborative partnership with relevant statewide associations to represent and address county-local children’s behavioral health issues of concern and needs
• Exploring and communicating funding opportunities that members can utilize to support pilot projects and special initiatives or increase local children’s behavioral health service capacity

Click here to access the NEW ACMHAI Evidence-Based Best Practices Map

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Committee:

• Understand best practices in service/payment delivery systems for the care of people with I/DD
• Align local efforts with the service/payment system promulgated by Illinois DHS-Division of DD and with federal HCBS – to ensure that local funds do not supplant or run counter to the obligations of other systems
• Advocate for legislation which leads to the best possible life for residents who have I/DD

Legislative Committee:

• Protect the 708, 377, and 553 local mental health authority Acts
• Monitor legislation effecting local government and defend against adverse government consolidation bills that threaten member boards
• Strengthen the local mental health authority Acts
• Provide both state-wide and local leadership on relevant legislative issues
• Support/Introduce legislation with interest in best practices and collaboration
• Monitor financing issues involving the state budget and other funding

Click here to download the 2023 Changes to the Community Mental Health Act

Medicaid and Managed Care Committee:

• Monitor the Medicaid and Managed Care implementation in the State of Illinois
• Inform members of Medicaid and Managed Care related issues
• Provide recommendations to improve the Medicaid and Managed Care Programs as needed
• Advise membership on Medicaid and Managed Care related training opportunities and initiatives

Membership Committee:

• Develop, in consultation with Coordinator, quarterly membership and best practice trainings, and monthly webinars for professional development
• Organizes, recruits, and manages ACMHAI membership efforts
• Promotes membership benefits and makes recommendations to the Association Membership to maintain and improve member satisfaction