About ABHI

The Arrowhead Behavioral Health Initiative (ABHI) is one of 19 Adult Mental Health Initiatives or AMHIs in the State of Minnesota. These initiatives are regional collaborations charged with overseeing adult mental health services and funding to counties and tribal governments in their respective regions. Additional background information about regional AMHIs as well as examples of the types of programs and services funded can be found here.

The Arrowhead Behavioral Health Initiative represents Region 3 including the Minnesota Counties and Lake Superior Chippewa Bands of Bois Forte, Carlton, Cook, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.


The ABHI is governed by the AHA (Arrowhead Health Alliance) Joint Powers Board and the ABHI Regional Management Team. The Director for AHA serves as the Coordinator for the ABHI and acts as liaison between the County Commissioners, County Health and Human Services Directors and the County and Tribal Members appointed to manage the day to day operations of the ABHI.

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The Regional Management Team

The Regional Management Team is made up of 10 voting members representing the 6 counties and three tribes of the ABHI. The management team members are made up of members appointed by the participating county or tribe and operate under a set of members approved bylaws. Monthly meetings follow Roberts Rule of Order and meetings are open to the public. In addition to voting members non-voting members are invited to participate in monthly meetings. Non-voting members include representatives from regional mental health provider organizations, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Consumer Members (members with lived experience).