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In the 2nd year of partnership with the Illinois Association for Behavioral Healththe Community Behavioral Healthcare Association and IARF, BHECON is helping to turn ideas into action. Leveraging outcomes from previous forums and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, advocates are using data to advance policy reforms that will strengthen Illinois’ behavioral health delivery system. The timeline below outlines major accomplishments, news and research of interest in Illinois.

Forum: Illinois Community Behavioral Health Advocacy Day

May 17, 2018

On May 17, the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, and the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), hosted the Illinois Community Behavioral Health Advocacy Day in Springfield. About 100 people were present for the…

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Upcoming Event: Illinois Legislative Breakfast and Forum

May 17, 2018

May 17th, 2018 in Springfield, IL Save the date for an event hosted by IABH, CBHA and IARF featuring a presentation from the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and a federal policy update from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Please email dennisa@thenationalcouncil.org for more…

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Report: Updated Illinois Chartbook for 2018

May 16, 2018

USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics recently released a new version of the Illinois State Chartbook including a handful of updates for Illinois’ 2018 event series. Included is a regional comparison of Mental Health Provider Shortage Areas (HPSAs) which highlights the dire need for additional mental health and…

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Infographic: The Cost of Not Treating Mental Illness to Illinois

May 18, 2017

The Cost of Not Treating Mental Illness to Illinois

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Report: Illinois Chartbook

May 17, 2017

Improving access to high-quality medical care for patients with mental illness remains one of the most vexing problems facing the healthcare system in the United States. As a way to highlight key data on the health and economic impact of Medicaid and other federal policies in expanding access to care,…

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Forum: Advancing Community Behavioral Health

May 17, 2017

On May 17, the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and NAMI Illinois, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), hosted a forum and legislative breakfast on Advancing Community Behavioral Health. The forum focused on…

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Forum: Illinois Behavioral Health Transformation: Investing in Innovations and Outcomes Summary

January 30, 2017

With Illinois on the verge of transforming its behavioral health system though a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver, mental health and addiction providers see opportunities for increased reimbursement rates and flexibility in how they can deliver services—but only if they can work collaboratively with state decision makers to raise awareness of…

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Forum: Integrated Health Homes – The Keys to Success

October 6, 2016

On October 6, the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, and the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) hosted a discussion on Integrated Health Homes.  Participants heard from experienced clinic executives, state agency representatives, and…

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics: Advancing the Movement toward Integrated Care

October 4, 2016

Payers and policymakers at all levels are exploring how to incentivize integrated care delivery, streamline patients’ transitions among care settings, and support proactive care management to address the drivers of poor outcomes and high costs. Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics move beyond health homes to address these challenges and advance…

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Forum: IL Behavioral Health Pre-Transformation: Where Are We Now and Where are We Going?

August 30, 2016

On August 30 behavioral health providers and consumers joined state health agency officials for a discussion on the state of Illinois behavioral health system.  

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Illinois’ Proposed Behavioral Health Transformation Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver

August 26, 2016

Read Governor Rauner’s proposed changes to behavioral health service delivery through a Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waiver.

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