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Join us to help our region's southern 33 counties plan a path forward to prevent and treat opioid prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction.


Regional Planning Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided

RSVP by May 27, 2016

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NCSACW Webinars Now Available

SAMHSA has made available 12 National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) webinars on its YouTube Channel. The free webinars highlight hot topics, including medication-assisted treatment and the treatment of opioid use during pregnancy, and a series on evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and building collaborative practice.  View the Webinars

Upcoming Events

May 11, 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Springfield, IL
May 13, 2016 9:30 AM (CDT) • Centralia, IL

Vendor Support Initiative
Vendor Assistance Program, LLC (VAP)


The Vendor Assistance Program, LLC (VAP) purchases eligible Accounts Receivables from vendors and providers contracted with the State of Illinois for 100% of the underlying invoice value. Eligible vendors and providers have to be listed in the Prompt Payment Act.



Almost 90% of State Spending Committed but Close to $300 Million for Mental Health and Substance Use Not Appropriated


The Illinois Senate Democrats released a report showing that 89.4% of state spending has now been committed because of recent court rulings and Rauner administration actions even though there is no state budget in place.


The budget has not been decided. We must continue to make our case for the $288,172,000 and the people and communities we serve.


We are providing links to two templates that you can use to inform, update and urge your legislators to work swiftly to resolve the budget impasse. A suggested template you can give to consumers and their family members to contact legislators can be found here. Another template for providers to communication to legislators can be found here.



Please communicate your concerns to the Governor and DHS Secretary James Dimas. They need to continue to hear from our industry on the impact of this budget impasse and the impact it is having on the individuals we serve, our agencies and our communities. A suggested template for your communication can be found here. A suggested template for your communication to stakeholders (Chambers of Commerce, Police, Sheriff, Rotaries, etc.) can be found here.

Provider Results Version 2.0
Access to Prevention, Care, Treatment and Services

Saves Lives and Treasury


CBHA Members - Please use the provider results contained in this document as a template and use your own provider results in meetings with your legislators with a copy on file at the CBHA office.  "Provider Results"  should be sent to Sheryl Turpin at CBHA Central.

  • Youth Counselors - Full and Part Time
  • Licensed Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Licensed Clinical Therapist
  • Medicaid Clinical Supervisor
  • Full Time Therapist
  • Executive Director

Check out the Job Postings page for details.


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


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CMS Issues Opportunity for Substance Use Delivery Transformation, Including Limited IMD Coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Director (SMD) letter outlining new service delivery opportunities for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD). The letter highlights a new opportunity for states to use Section 1115 waivers to test Medicaid coverage of a full continuum of addiction treatment settings, including settings that would otherwise be prohibited under the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion.
More information and the full article on The National Council website can be found here.


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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