ICMHP amanda bio

Amanda M. Walsh, JD, LLM, MSW

Director

Amanda M. Walsh joins the ICMHP from the Legal Council for Health Justice where she served as an attorney for the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children. There she established Illinois’ first pediatric behavioral health medical-legal partnership at Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Under the Rainbow (UTR) outpatient clinic, designed to collaboratively improve behavioral health outcomes and address the social determinants of health for children and families living in poverty. This included using a trauma-informed approach with clients.

Ms. Walsh has multiple publications and presentations addressing local, state, and national policies related to the mental health and well-being of children and families. She is on the Executive Board of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health and she has been part of ICMHP’s Advocacy and Policy Committee.

Ms. Walsh received both her law degree (J.D.) and Masters in Law (LL.M.) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She also has a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Loyola University’s School of Social Work.

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