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This past month, IAMHP wrapped up our third quarter focus highlighting the work of the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and our industry partners in the Behavioral Health Space.
Medicaid is the largest payer of behavioral health services and as mental health crises soar and as we continue to face collective trauma, providing access to crucial behavioral health services remains a priority for the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and the state of Illinois.
The state has made huge strides in helping to ensure equitable and culturally competent mental health services are available to those who need it most.
IAMHP is proud to partner with stakeholders who continue to work toward improving behavioral health outcomes in Illinois.
Here, we highlight just some of the great work they are doing.
We hope you enjoy, and as always, be well and stay safe.
The IAMHP Team
Angela Kimball, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy at Inseparable, joins the podcast to talk about how this initiative is working to close the gap on access to critical mental health services for all.
Mental Health Trends - Social Media and its' Effects on Youth
Sara Howe, Senior Director at Third Horizon Strategies, joins Samantha to talk about the mental health of youth and current trends.
Youth Mental Health: First Aid and Addiction Prevention
Riley Cleary, Prevention Program Manager at the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health stops by the podcast to talk about the great work the organization is doing through their Youth Mental Health First Aid and Addiction Prevention programs.
A National Breakthrough
Emily Miller, Vice President of Behavioral Health at the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF), joins Samantha to talk about the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline and its implementation here in Illinois.
Complimentary Webinar: Exposure to Trauma and Building Resilience /
NAMI Resources Webinar
Exposure to Trauma and Building Resilience provided the opportunity to engage in meaningful education, discussion, and activity that addresses each individual's unique life experience. The webinar overviewed how NAMI Chicago pivoted in this space since the pandemic and social unrest upheaval, while offering advice to those working in the community. Participants also learned how to support themselves and their peers with the goal of creating a space to develop intentional wellness.
(NAMI Chicago Resources: https://www.namichicago.org/resources )
Complimentary Webinar: Health Plans Paving the Way for Behavioral Health
Addressing behavioral health is just as important as physical health to the Medicaid health plans, and these services and supports are needed now more than ever. In this webinar, Meridian health plan discussed their efforts on behavioral health and touched on best practices, current programs and ongoing initiatives to continue to improve behavioral health outcomes for members.
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