In 2017, we combined the Mental Health Council with the Community Health Improvement Plan’s (CHIP) Behavioral Health Action Team to improve services and be more inclusive of the agencies in our county. From now on we will be known as the Kane County Behavioral Health Council. Since its beginning in 2007, the Council has grown to 23 agencies. Over those 10 years, we can point to some of our many accomplishments, including: Regularly scheduled newsletter, our “Message of the Month,” which highlights a different behavioral health topic each month. A dedicated website. The development a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. The “Layperson’s Guide to Mental Illness,” a Power Point presentation given to groups throughout the county. A marketing campaign “We Support Mental Health,” which saw groups and agencies across the county adopt the badge to show their support. Now that Behavioral Health has been selected as one of the top three health priorities in Kane County, the CHIP Behavioral Health Action Team has identified Outcome Objectives and Impact Objectives, with overall mission of improving the mental health of Kane County residents by 2030. Although proud of our past accomplishments, we can see many challenges ahead as we look forward to the next 10 years.
Links: Kane County Behavioral Health Council Website, KCHD receives funding to improve Children's Mental HealthPhone Number: 630-208-3140