Individual Counseling Services – Utilization Disparities


Memo to Julie Morita
CDPH mental health centers – disparities in utilization of individual counseling services


Community Mental Health Board Mission Statement

We, the Community Mental Health Board of Chicago, exist to preserve, protect, and improve the City’s public mental health services, as well as the right of all Chicago residents to receive appropriate and accessible services, whether public or private; to hold the City of Chicago Department of Public Health accountable for listening to and fulfilling its responsibilities to the people it serves through its mental health programs; and to assess the City’s effectiveness in its duties therein. (Approved 7/17/2017)

June 19, 2017, CMHBC meeting

Community Mental Health Board of Chicago Meeting

Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lawndale Mental Health Center

1201 S. Campbell St, Chicago, IL 60608

(312) 746-5905

Proposed Agenda

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of May 22, 2017 meeting minutes

4. 2018 City Mental Health Budget Recommendations

5. Recommendations for CDPH mental health centers for outreach to persons served and potentially served

6. Requests for mental health center signage and Lawndale beautification

7. Lawndale center report

8. CDPH Administration Monthly Updates:  Medicaid managed care enrollment – Aetna Better Health, CountyCare; CDPH – Family and Support Services Centers integration; Community Outreach; Roseland Mental Health Center follow up report from the deputy administrator; monthly reports of staffing and service utilization and referrals, psychiatrist visits per FTE, demographic breakdown by gender and age of persons served @ each center; TASC referral stats; DFSS use and referral stats; Service billing (by center, by type) and fees (sliding scale); CARF Summary and Quality Improvement Plan

9. Mission Statement – Draft

10. Announcements

11. Next meeting date July 17, 2017 at North River Mental Health Center

Parking lot issues: racism within the movement, access to care, mental health care quality/experience and service equity across city centers, mission, bylaws, local boards, budget, peer coordinator, Living Room, medical care, crisis intervention, County mental health care, justice involvement, children and adolescents, mental health taxing districts, employment, housing, FSS integration

CMHBC Meeting Schedule 2017

The mental health board usually meets on the third Monday of the month. Current meeting dates for the remainder of calendar year 2017 are shown below as well as the proposed meeting location. Meetings are generally held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
June 19     Lawndale Mental Health Center 1201 S Campbell St
July 17      CDPH DePaul Center 333 S State St 2nd Floor Board Room
August 21  CCHHS-C4-Roseland Mental Health Center 200 E 115th St
September 18   Greater Lawn Mental Health Center 4150 W 55th Street
October 16    Englewood Mental Health Center 641 W 63rd St, Lower Level
November 20   Greater Grand Mental Health Center 4314 S Cottage Grove
December 18    DePaul Center 333 S State Street

Working group meeting

Working group meeting,
Monday, June 12, 2017, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harold Washington Library, 5th Floor South
Compile feedback on open house events and draft recommendations for future and ongoing outreach
Planning/advocacy for Lawndale facility uplift