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We offer four different levels of membership to best meet the needs of the behavioral health community we serve.

Becoming a member of IABH brings many benefits to your agency, including access to the largest advocacy network of behavioral health care providers, opportunities to apply for ground-breaking new practice improvement initiatives, access to leading experts in the field of addiction and mental health, and so much more.  We offer four different levels of membership to best meet the needs of the behavioral health community we serve. 

If you would like more information on the dues for any of the following IABH membership options, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.


Agency Members

By becoming an Agency Member of IABH, your agency will have a full membership in the National Council for Behavioral Health (a $4070 value) which is the leading national association advocating on behalf of behavioral health providers nationwide.  Other Agency Member benefits related to the National Council Membership include:

  • Access to the largest advocacy network of behavioral health providers in the country.
  • An opportunity to apply for ground-breaking new practice improvement initiatives.
  • Access to leading consultants, trainers, and other field experts on relevant and timely topics such as compliance and risk management, healthcare integration, healthcare reform operationalization and strategic planning, HIT, EHR, and more.
  • Member discounts for Mental Health First Aid trainings, learning management systems, the National Council bookstore, and JOBank postings.
  • Access to the National Council Member list serve.
  • An opportunity to apply for the prestigious National Council Awards of Excellence.

IABH lends its experience and expertise to its Agency Members by providing a variety of services:

  • Access to information from IABH staff participation in state, regional, and national committees and projects.  Our staff understands the importance of creating lasting relationships with policy makers at every level of state government.
  • Federal and state legislation, budget, Medicaid funding, and regulation updates and action alerts.
  • Active involvement in committees within every area of policy and practice—finance and administration, prevention, and treatment and recovery, outcomes, parity, healthcare reform, and others.
  • Access to dedicated and knowledgeable IABH leadership staff which represents a combined 40+ years of service in the behavioral health field and 40+ combined years advocating at the state and federal level for mental health and addiction services.
  • Agency representation through IABH in regularly scheduled meetings with Illinois Department of Human Services leadership which gives agency members a voice in policy decisions as they are being discussed.  The benefits of this representation were significant during the fiscal year 2015 as IABH worked closely with the Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to secure the only funding increase in the Department of Human Services.
  • IABH is supported by Capitol Edge Consulting, a lobbying team with more than 20 years of combined experience in healthcare lobbying, who is respected by the legislature and state leadership for their knowledge and expertise.
  • Marketing and PR consulting for IABH is provided by David Ormsby, who served as the press secretary under several legislative leaders including Rep. Michael Madigan before beginning his consulting practice.

An Agency Membership also comes with access to valuable conferences, resources, and discounts:

  • Agency Members receive conference registration discounts.  The conferences highlight the state and national cutting edge trends and policies in the areas of Behavioral Health (addiction and mental health) prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
  • Exclusive access to the Members-Only section of the IABH web site containing meeting information, news and updates, research and policy papers and more.
  • Complimentary subscription to The Capitol Fax—a daily “insider” newsletter about Illinois politics and government. (a $350 value)
  • Special discount pricing on products your agency uses most through professional partnerships like drug screening, laboratory services, food supply, and unemployment insurance.

To request an Agency Membership, please print and complete the Agency Membership Application.


Corporate Members

By becoming a Corporate Member of IABH, your company will have a full membership in the National Council for Behavioral Health (a $4070 value) which is the leading national association advocating on behalf of behavioral health providers nationwide.  Other Corporate Member benefits related to the National Council Membership include:

  • Access to the largest advocacy network of behavioral health providers in the country.
  • Opportunities to apply for ground-breaking new practice improvement initiatives.
  • Access to leading consultants, trainers, and other field experts on relevant and timely topics such as compliance and risk management, healthcare integration, healthcare reform operationalization and strategic planning, HIT, EHR, and more.
  • Member discounts for Mental Health First Aid trainings, learning management systems, the National Council bookstore, and JOBank postings.
  • Access to the National Council Member list serve.
  • Significant discounts to one of the nation’s largest behavioral health conferences.
  • An opportunity to apply for the prestigious National Council Awards of Excellence.


The IABH consistently works to promote the visibility of our Corporate Members:

  • First to be notified of opportunities to exhibit at the Association’s Annual Conference, and priority display placement in high traffic areas.
  • Special recognition extended to all Corporate Members at the Annual Conference.
  • Receiving first choice of premiere opportunities to advertise and sponsor events or communications which ensures greater company visibility among IABH’s members. 
  • Complete access to IABH’s Membership Roster, including contact information.
  • Featured placement on IABH’s web site: www.ilabh.org
  • Corporate Member logos will be featured in the IABH News & Updates—an electronic newsletter that reaches more than 250 individuals, over 60 addiction and mental health agencies, and key state leaders.
  • Use of the IABH Corporate Member seal on your marketing and promotion materials. 

To request a Corporate Membership, please print and complete the Corporate Membership Application.


Affiliate Members

IABH lends its experience and expertise to its Affiliate Members by providing a variety of services:

  • Access to information from IABH staff participation in state, regional, and national committees and projects.  Our staff understands the importance of creating lasting relationships with policy makers at every level of state government.
  • Federal and state legislation, budget, Medicaid funding, and regulation updates and action alerts.
  • Active involvement in committees within every area of policy and practice—finance and administration, prevention, and treatment and recovery, outcomes, parity, healthcare reform, and others.
  • Access to dedicated and knowledgeable IABH leadership staff which represents a combined 40+ years of service in the behavioral health field and 40+ combined years advocating at the state and federal level for mental health and addiction services.
  • Agency representation through IABH in regularly scheduled meetings with Illinois Department of Human Services leadership which gives agency members a voice in policy decisions as they are being discussed.  The benefits of this representation were significant during the fiscal year 2015 as IABH worked closely with the Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to secure the only funding increase in the Department of Human Services.
  • IABH is supported by Capitol Edge Consulting, a lobbying team with more than 20 years of combined experience in healthcare lobbying, who is respected by the legislature and state leadership for their knowledge and expertise.
  • Marketing and PR consulting for IABH is provided by David Ormsby, who served as the press secretary under several legislative leaders including Rep. Michael Madigan before beginning his consulting practice.

An Affiliate Membership also comes with access to valuable conferences, resources, and discounts:

  • Affiliate members have exclusive access to IABH’s Membership Roster, including contact information.
  • Affiliate members receive conference registration discounts.  The conferences highlight the state and national cutting edge trends and policies in the areas of Behavioral Health (addiction and mental health) prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
  • Special discount pricing on products through professional partnerships like drug screening, laboratory services, food supply and unemployment insurance.

To request an Affiliate Membership, please print and complete the Affiliate Membership Application.


Individual Members

IABH is recognized by legislators, the Governor's office, Department of Human Services, Department of Healthcare & Family Services and other leaders as the most effective organization in Illinois representing addiction and mental health prevention, treatment and recovery. IABH's members are viewed as experts in the field; their input is highly valued. IABH Individual Members benefit from communication among colleagues, increased recognition of addiction and mental health as treatable disease, and become closely aligned with IABH’s strong, 50-year tradition.

Representation in State Government

IABH has strong ties to the Governor's office and legislature, access to DHS resources, participation in Governor's Advisory Council to ensure IABH's concerns are voiced, and access to a wealth of experience to secure funding. Staff seek input from members to inform our legislative and policy efforts.

Dedicated Staff

The staff of the IABH is comprised of lobbyists and legislative liaisons which hold national affiliations and connections to state representation. Staff assist and support members and are available via phone or email. 

Direct Email Communication 

Individual Members receive periodic news updates and action alerts through direct email messages, including a quarterly e-newsletter.  Additionally, a legislative update is provided to the Illinois Certification Board quarterly via their online newsletter.

Participation in IABH Committees

Individual members can participate in these Association committees which meet quarterly via conference call:

  • Addiction & Mental Health Practice
    • Child & Adolescent Sub-Committee
  • Prevention
  • Public Policy
  • Conference

Educational & Information Services

Individual members are eligible for member registration discounts to the annual conference, trainings, webinars, and technical assistance offered through IABH. 

Career Center

Individual members can post job openings on our online career center at no cost.

Professional Stature

IABH Individual Members benefit from the communication among colleagues, increased recognition of addiction and mental health as treatable disease, and become closely aligned with IABH’s strong, 50-year tradition.

Direct Service Prevention Programs

IABH supports Operation Snowball and their 70+ chapters in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Lithuania, and Poland.  We also manage the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute - a nationally recognized addiction prevention and leadership training program for teens.  Individual members will receive notices of volunteer opportunities, which usually provide CEU’s from the Illinois Certification Board. 

To request an Individual Membership, please print and complete the Individual Membership Application.


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