Illinois Providers Report Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Coverage for Their Patients

The Kennedy Forum and partners released a new report pointing to significant barriers to mental health and addiction coverage. The report highlights the results of a provider survey asking hospitals, psychiatrists and community providers about their experiences with reimbursement for mental health and addiction services. The survey findings raise red flags about a number of potential barriers … Continued

2016 Community Forum Resources

Our 60 speakers brought insight and information with them to their panels and conversations. Below we have posted resources that expand on those conversations.   Mikva Challenge Teen Health Council Policy Paper: [gview file=””]   Addressing First Episode Psychosis- Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness: [gview file=””] [gview file=””] [gview file=””]   Mental Wellness at … Continued

Public Act 99-480 (HB1) – Summary

Summary of Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws in Illinois: [gview file=””] Detailed Provisions of Public Act 99-480 (HB1): [gview file=””]

Statewide Survey on Mental Health and Addiction Resources

According to new public opinion research released today by the Kennedy Forum Illinois, a clear majority (62{c48ccdf3c73afb47c94c61fa7aae86e62bfbb2e57db984400d0c5994c9d92c5c}) of Illinoisians support making “radical” or “significant” changes to the way we are handling mental health conditions in the state. Click here to down load sharable resources, including a PDF graphic summary of the poll: [gview file=””] And … Continued