MHA 2014 Annual Conference: Parity and the ACA Bridging Gaps to Advance Mental Health

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Join us September 10-12, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia as we bring together hundreds of advocates from across the country to learn about critical policy issues in the behavioral health field and set strategies for collective action. The conference will feature talks by national experts and thought-leaders, present cutting-edge research and community success stories, and provide opportunities for attendees to network, brainstorm and share. 

Attendees include executives, volunteer leaders, frontline staff, and representatives of our 240 state and local affiliates, as well as mental health consumers, family members and providers. By also involving other advocacy groups, public health organizations, government agencies, policymakers and individuals who embrace a public health and social justice agenda, we seek to strengthen the nationwide mental health movement.  

Photo Credit: RankinOn the evening of Thursday, September 11th we’ll celebrate inspiration and impact at the Clifford W. Beers Awards Dinner.  Sure to be a night to remember, we’ll kick off the evening with featured remarks from recording artist, author, actress and mental health advocate Demi Lovato, who will share her story of resilience and learning to live well with mental illness. Mental Health America will then bestow its highest honor, the Clifford W. Beers Award, to an individual for a lifetime achievement in mental health advocacy. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to discuss what we have learned in the process of implementing the Affordable Care (ACA) and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity (Parity) Acts, and to collaborate to identify next steps and opportunities for action.  

 

 

Together We Will:

  • Examine implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity (Parity) and Affordable Care Acts (ACA).
  • Share successes and identify gaps and other challenges related to Parity and the ACA.
  • Connect MHA affiliates and other mental health stakeholders to explore future actions to optimize the impact of Parity and the ACA and address coverage and care gaps.
  • Link science to action by getting the word out about recent and relevant research.

Questions?  Contact Danielle Fritze at dfritze@mentalhealthamerica.net 


Mental Health America thanks its generous sponsors for their support of the 2014 Annual Conference.  

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