Our Mission and team

The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) is the only statewide, public/private partnership of policymakers and advocates in Illinois committed to improving the scope, quality, and access of mental health programs, services, and supports for youth and their families.

ICMHP takes a broad look at children’s mental health by using a public health approach. We know that a comprehensive children’s mental health system must be built on a foundation of quality prevention, promotion, early intervention/identification, and treatment services and supports.

ICMHP is currently housed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, who serves as our fiscal agent.

Why We Exist

In 2003, the Children’s Mental Health Act was passed, creating the Partnership, a statewide public/private partnership, to develop a plan to build a comprehensive and coordinated mental health system to better address the needs of Illinois children, adolescents, and their families. By statute, ICMHP is comprised of each child-serving state agency, 25 experts representing a broad range of experiences, such as community mental health, children and family advocates, early childhood, education, health, substance abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice.

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Box 153
Chicago, Illinois 60611
| 312-227-8124