The state needs additional Revenue to avoid impending disaster. Revenues are needed to avoid catastrophic avoidable tragedies rolling across our beloved state. The solutions for FY 2016 include:
Go on record ASAP.
Feel free to tailor the linked communication (CBHA call for reforms and additional revenues 051115) to your communication "situation" when you talk to or email your legislators ASAP.
Thanks to all who submitted witness slips in support of HB 0001 (HAM 2).
During this morning's hearing on HB 0001 (HAM 2) in the House Substance Abuse Special Committee, the committee members voted unanimously to pass the bill out of committee and to the floor of the House. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Lou Lang, stated that an agreed-upon technical amendment (HAM 3) will be added on the floor of the House. The next step is to get the bill out of the House and into the Senate.
PLEASE contact your Representatives and urge them to sign on as sponsors or vote in support of passing HB 0001 out of the House.
SB 1249 Passes the House 115-0-0
Our initiative, SB 1249, passes the House 115-0-0. Thanks to great sponsors and everyone who reached out to their legislators.
House Bill 4096 (HAM 1) is in the Senate and Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2015. CBHA filed a witness slip in support of this piece of legislation that seeks to enable reasonable access to children’s mental health care under the Individual Care Grant (ICG) Program. Please contact your State Representatives and urge him/her to vote in favor of HB 4096 (HAM 1).
The Governor and legislative leaders have agreed to work groups to discuss solutions for the FY 2016 budget. The scheduled end of the Illinois General Assembly session is weeks away. It is imperative you
Provider Results Version 2.0
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.
The new Congress has settled in here on Capitol Hill. While we don't yet know which behavioral health bills lawmakers will take up this year, there's one thing we know for sure - it's never too early to start building support for a strong substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery agenda.
Please take action today to help us get a head start, by asking your Representative to join the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus!
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Alliance for Health Implementation Work Groups
|DHS - Illinois Department of Human Services by Division:|
|DCFS - Illinois Department of Children and Family Services||Alcoholism & Substance Abuse|
|GOHIT - Governor's Office of Health Innovation and Transformation||Developmental Disabilities|
|HFS - Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services||Family & Community Services|
|ILHIE - Illinois Health Information Exchange||Mental Health|
|ISBE - Illinois State Board of Education||Rehabilitation Services|