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 you many benefits, 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.
The Illinois Association for Behavioral Health is committed to providing our members with an excellent membership experience. IABH will consider all information submitted by an applicant and base our decision on the responses provided and the information obtained by IABH as a result of reviewing the qualifications, character, and quality of the applicant. Negative responses to individual requests will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from membership. IABH’s decision will be based upon the totality of the evidence. All decisions are subject to IABH’s absolute discretion and awarding membership is not a right.
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 membership is open to addiction and/or mental health prevention, education, treatment or recovery support service providers operating in Illinois. By becoming an Agency Member of IABH, your agency will have a full membership in the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (a $4484 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:
IABH lends its experience and expertise to its Agency Members by providing a variety of services:
An Agency Membership also comes with access to valuable conferences, resources, and discounts:
To request an Agency Membership, please print and complete the Agency Membership Application.
Corporate membership is open to organizations or individuals doing business with behavioral healthcare providers. By becoming a Corporate Member of IABH, your company will have a full membership in the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (a $10,000 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:
IABH consistently works to promote the visibility of our Corporate Members:
To request a Corporate Membership, please print and complete the Corporate Membership Application.
Affiliate membership is open to governmental agencies and non-profit: coalitions, funders, associations and advocacy groups. IABH lends its experience and expertise to its Affiliate Members by providing a variety of services:
An Affiliate Membership also comes with access to valuable conferences, resources, and discounts:
To request an Affiliate Membership, please print and complete the Affiliate Membership Application.
Individual membership is granted to professionals who are credentialed by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). 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.
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:
Educational & Information Services
Individual members are eligible for member registration discounts to the annual conference, trainings, webinars, and technical assistance offered through IABH.
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 administers 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.