MHAI co-founded and currently Chairs the Mental Health Summit (MHS), an advocacy coalition dedicated to improving the mental health system of care in Illinois.
The Mental Health Summit is a state-wide coalition of more than forty advocacy organizations, professional societies and trade organizations in the behavioral health field. The Summit meets monthly to share information and coordinate advocacy efforts, primarily directed at Illinois state policy makers, but also federal and local government entities. MHS develops and supports policy positions as needed in partnership with legislators, state agencies and other not-for-profit advocacy groups to increase resources for persons with mental illnesses in Illinois.
For a list of mental health legislation likely to be introduced, and supported and/or sponsored by MHAI in 2017, please click here.
For additional information or questions about the MHS, please contact Mark Heyrman.