The role of Community Mental Health Center’s (CMHCs) in addressing many of the challenging societal issues facing the State of Indiana continues to increase. For CMHC to be an effective partner with all branches of government, it becomes critical resources and public policy priorities are focused on the effective delivery of mental health and addiction treatment. These changes won’t occur overnight, rather they will take a dedicated effort by all branches of government and the CMHC system to shift from the previous approach to treatment and identify improved processes to ensure the effective delivery of community based behavioral health services. To that end, this conference will focus on the importance of partnerships with all branches of government to determine what lies ahead for community mental health and how a paradigm shift from our previous practices is required to move forward. At this conference we will spend significant time focused on federal opportunities, including the CCBHC program, SUD grants, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid policy, and other proposed initiatives at the federal level impacting the CMHC system and our ability to provide effective treatment. We will also focus time on the important issue of local government partnerships through the funding process used by county government to support CMHC services in local communities. We will also focus time on new opportunities to partner with county government through the development of residential treatment facilities. Finally, partnering with state government on the delivery of services between the CMHC system and State Operating Facilities will be an important focus of the meeting. At the member-only business meeting, plan to get an update on important legislation working through the Indiana General Assembly! Please plan to attend this valuable policy conference of the Indiana Council and allow your voice to be heard as we craft policies at the federal, state, and local level to ensure Indiana has positioned the CMHC system to be an effective partner and address many challenging behavioral health issues facing the State of Indiana. REGISTER TODAY!
You may make your overnight room reservations by calling Conrad Indianapolis at 1-800-CONRADS and refer to the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers room block or by following this link
Please make all reservations by JANUARY 16!
The Conrad Indianapolis is offering our attendees an overnight room rate of $179, plus tax per night. Parking can be found near the hotel at locations found in the attachment below
Please direct any conference questions to Denise Wade, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-317-684-3684.