CMHAM Standing Committees include Contract and Financial Issues, Member Services, Legislation & Policy, and Children’s Issues. These committees provide a focused and formal setting for resolution of issues that have been identified by the membership as having Association-wide impact.
Participation on all Association Standing Committees is encouraged. Every CMHSP is entitled to a maximum of three votes at any meeting. Executive Directors may assign CMHSP staff to attend Standing Committee meetings or subcommittees. Four Affiliate Member representatives can be designated by The Provider Alliance as voting members of each of the Association’s standing committees.
Each of CMHAM’s six regions appoints one board member and one Executive Director to each of the Standing Committees. The co-chairpersons of each committee are appointed by the President with the advice and input of the Executive Board. Each Standing Committee may have one co-chairperson who is a board member and one co-chairperson who is an Executive Director of a member CMHSP.
The Member Services Committee oversees the Public Relations (PR) Workgroup, which is made up of PR and Customer Services staff from the CMHSPs. The PR Workgroup is responsible for the annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes Rally, the Traveling Art Shows and the Ambassador Handbook.
The Provider Alliance is made up of Affiliate Members and exists to help strengthen and protect the community mental health and substance use disorder system by supporting a strong base of effective direct services. The Provider Alliance was created in 2001 to establish a mechanism for direct service providers to speak and act as a group. Since its inception, The Provider Alliance has advocated for sensible and practical change.
Teleconferencing is available for meetings held at the CMHAM office.