Adult mental health initiative
Adult Mental Health Initiatives (AMHI) are regional collaborations charged with overseeing adult mental health services, and funding to counties and tribal governments in their area. Minnesota’s AMHI was established in 1995 by legislation that authorized pilot projects for making systemic changes in the mental health service delivery system for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
Each regional or county AMHI in the State differs in scope of authority, mission and membership. Hennepin County’s AMHI began as an operations group that supported a range of intensive case management teams. The expansion of Medicaid-funded new models of service in the mid-2000s allowed AMHI funding to shift to other needs in the community.
Starting in 2022, meetings will be held bi-annually. Meetings are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
If you are interested in joining, contact Todd Heintz to request a Teams invitation.