Who We Are…
The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA) is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization representing the interests of community behavioral healthcare agencies in the state of Illinois.
An association of providers of mental health, substance abuse and youth services to Illinois citizens, CBHA promotes the development of quality programs providing services for community behavioral health including mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, rural mental health and children and adolescents.
CBHA is governed by an 11-member board of directors that are elected from the four geographic regions of Illinois (Northeast, Northwest, Southern and Central). In addition to the board of directors, the association's leadership consists of the chairs of four standing committees: Public Policy; Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health; Children & Adolescents; and Behavioral Health.
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.
Our vision is an accessible, consumer and family responsive, efficient, effective, fully unified and principled healthcare system.
CBHA as an association of mission-driven behavioral healthcare community providers, advocates within the behavioral healthcare industry and works in partnership with its communities and their consumers for a fully developed, consumer responsive, quality driven system. The Association and its members are active participants in shaping the direction of Illinois' behavioral healthcare system. This active approach promotes quality behavioral healthcare services that can effectively and efficiently serve individuals and families living in communities throughout Illinois.
To realize our vision requires reaching both long term and short term objectives. Our vision guides our efforts to ensure the presence of an accessible, efficient, effective, fully unified and principled behavioral healthcare delivery system.