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Established in 1967

Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

(formerly IADDA)

is a statewide organization representing addiction and mental illness prevention, treatment and recovery services agencies, staff, consumers, affiliated organizations, and corporations.


Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH) is to advocate for sound public policies in the behavioral health field on behalf of clinicians, consumers, youth, family members, and individuals in recovery who are in need of services.  


We Envision

a healthy society in which:

  • Everyone battling addiction or mental illness have access to effective treatment
  • More people are in recovery
  • Communities actively participate in prevention and health promotion
  • Laws, public policies, and culture enhance everyone's well-being


We Educate

about the importance of Behavioral Health while sharing the message that addiction and mental illness are preventable, effective treatment strategies exist, and recovery is possible!  Our staff and members accomplish this through strategic advocacy efforts, comprehensive media campaigns, community forums, town hall meetings, letter writing, and much more.


What's New


IABH and IARF invite you to submit proposals for training and education sessions at our 2020 joint educational conference and expo from September 9th-11th! The Call for Proposals is now open and will run through May 1st. 


The IARF & IABH Conference will host a range of over 500 professionals and paraprofessionals providing prevention, treatment and recovery services for adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, substance use and mental health disorders.


Proposals related to all aspects of human service including, management, policy, human resources and more are welcomed.  


Click HERE for more information.

Registration Now Open:

Privacy Practices & Trauma Informed Care

Privacy Practices for Providers

This 1/2 day training will provide an overview of current statutory and regulatory confidentiality, privacy, and security requirements for behavioral healthcare providers and professionals.

Tuesday, July 7
Granite City, IL

Thursday, August 4
Palos Hills, IL

Tuesday, August 25
Springfield, IL


Trauma-Informed Care

This 1/2 day training will provide an opportunity for behavioral health providers to learn more about the basics of trauma-informed care and best practices for implementation.

Wednesday, June 17
Granite City, IL

Thursday, August 4
Palos Hills, IL


Register Here

Register Here


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