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Thanks to all who contributed to this CBHA team effort!

"Going On Record"
with DASA

It is important for everyone who will have service capacity diminished to go on record.  Demonstrating the consequences to clients you serve will help us leverage the next round of our discussions as Director Binion responds to your situation. Contact the CBHA office for more information and sample communication.


CBHA is currently working with providers across the state to facilitate community forums based on legislative districts by providing templates for inviting legislators, partners and participants. We can also assist by discussing ideas, topics, and how to use the forum to offer, as well as solicit, actions and solutions for identified issues. Contact CBHA for additional information.

JOIN US! - If your agency is not yet a CBHA Member, we have a special offer just for you.

Join Illinois Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Communities That Care!

The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA) is a professional trade association representing community behavioral healthcare agencies in the State of Illinois. CBHA advocates on behalf of the community behavioral healthcare industry and provides information to members, legislators, consumers, family members, and MORE.


Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to the behavioral healthcare industry so comments and suggestions are welcome. Please forward your comments to or contact the CBHA office at (217) 585-1600.

December 8-9, 2014

Save the dates - December 8th and 9th and join national and state leaders discussing integrating Access to Sustainable Community Care, Treatment and Services into Integrated Mental and Substance Use Delivery Systems.


We have asked a stellar faculty of legislators, federal and state policy-makers, health plans, implementers, researchers and consultants to come prepared to discuss:

  • perspectives on federal and state Health Care Reform that will be moving through the 2015 pipeline,
  • the latest concerning Trauma Informed Treatment for children and adolescents,
  • our state and national November elections - what they mean for CBHC,
  • sustainability for value-driven MH/SUD providers.


We hope you join us so you can weave what you learn at this year’s Conference into your planning for the New Year.  Watch your email for details and registration information.



CBHA Rate of $119/night will expire on November 17th!  Reserve your room now! 

The Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg is now accepting hotel reservations for the CBHA Conference in December. Through the website link above, you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also make reservations by calling Hyatt central reservations at 1-888-421-1442.

Sections of this site are reserved for CBHA MEMBERS ONLY and can be accessed with a username and password.

New positions posted 10/21/14



Apply for CEU's for your next training event.

December 8-9, 2014

CBHA is recognized as the premier association serving the needs of behavioral healthcare providers. This event is one of the largest, most widely attended and well respected of any mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse trade association conferences in Illinois. Each year more and more organizations have added to the success of our conference by participating as an exhibitor, sponsor, and/or advertiser. Your participation this year assures you an opportunity to meet behavioral health care providers from across the state.


This conference brings together the leaders of behavioral healthcare - from community-based providers, to provider owners, to behavioral healthcare systems, to provider networks, to county and regional authorities, and to state association providers. Representation at this conference provides your organization with access to the professionals who influence the purchasing decisions of their organizations and who are eager to see your current products and services. Chief executive officers, board members, chief operating officers, risk managers, medical and nursing directors, clinical directors, financial officers, information systems managers, marketing and public relations professionals, research and evaluation managers, community education coordinators, program directors, and state and county mental health and substance abuse directors are but a few of the many participants at this conference. Access these key individuals to reach the organizations they represent.


All exhibitors and sponsors will be recognized in the Conference Program (if application and payment are received by November 19, 2014) in the onsite registration packet. CBHA looks forward to including you among the select group of exhibitors and sponsors for our 2014 Annual Conference. It’s an opportunity you will not want to miss!


Click here for your invitation to exhibit at CBHA's 42nd Annual Conference

HFS - Behavioral Health Providers and MCOs Meetings
in Chicago and Springfield

Since the inception of the HFS Integrated Care Program over 3 years ago, CBHA has advocated for an ongoing “open issues process” by which outstanding issues between providers and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) can be addressed and resolved. While we continue to advocate for the process, HFS contacted the CBHA office to inform us that they have scheduled two meetings for behavioral health providers and the managed care organizations.


At the Chicago meeting, ten MCOs will be onsite representing the Greater Chicago, Rockford and Quad Cities Regions to address any questions or issues the providers currently have.


At the Springfield meeting, four MCOs will be onsite representing the Central Illinois and Metro East regions. The meetings will not focus on just one program (ICP, MMAI, or FHP), but rather any issues providers continue to have regarding billing, policies, contracting, etc. with the MCOs.


The CBHA office was asked to gather any issues and questions from our members prior to the meeting. HFS will create an agenda based on the issues providers are having.


For additional information and to see the results of the survey sent out to members for the Chicago meeting, click here.

Upcoming events

October 23, 2014 7:30 AM • Starved Rock Lodge, Utica, IL
October 23, 2014 2:00 PM • Teleconference
October 24, 2014 9:30 AM • Metropolitan Family Services - Chicago, IL
October 28, 2014 2:00 PM • Chicago, IL
November 07, 2014 10:00 AM • United Way of Central IL - Springfield, IL
November 07, 2014 10:00 AM • North Central Behavioral Health Systems - LaSalle, IL
December 08, 2014 • Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL

CBHA Mission:

Our mission is to represent the interests of our members in order
to ensure access and availability of a comprehensive system of
accountable, quality behavioral healthcare services for the people of Illinois.

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