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Established in 1967

Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

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

2020 IABH Annual Conference

We are excited to announce that IABH will be holding its very own annual conference this year! The IABH Annual Conference will be held virtually on October 13-16, 2020. We are proceeding on our own this year without our colleagues at IARF. We believe the online format will be a quick, easy, and affordable way to catch up on the latest developments and techniques in the field and earn CEUs, all while operating in the comfort of your home or office. 

While COVID-19 has brought with it a variety of unexpected challenges, it has also paved the way for new learning opportunities and innovative ways to meet you where you are. Join professionals, advocates, and other stakeholders in behavioral health as we convene virtually beginning October 13. Your registration provides you with full access to this year's conference.

Sponsorship opportunities will also be announced soon. 

Feel free to contact Jud DeLoss or Ashley Webb if you have any questions.