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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

Call for Presenters Now Open!

2019 Illinois & Missouri Behavioral Health Conference
October 24-25, 2019
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019! 

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with over 900 attendees from community behavioral health treatment providers, including, but not limited to, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, medical and nursing directors, psychiatrists, clinical directors, financial officers, community support supervisors and specialists, community mental health liaisons, substance use clinicians and healthcare home directors, from Illinois & Missouri at the 2019 IABH & Missouri Coalition Behavioral Health Conference.

Conference Call for Presenters Form