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Annual Conference

MHA’s 2014 Annual Conference
Parity and the Affordable Care Act: Bridging Gaps to Advance Mental Health
September 10-12, 2014
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Mental Health America’s Annual Conference brings together hundreds of advocates from across the country to learn about critical issues in the behavioral health field and set strategies for collective action. Attendees include executives, volunteer leaders, frontline staff, and representatives of our 240 state and local affiliates. Many attendees e are mental health consumers, family members and providers. The meeting helps to strengthen the behavioral health movement by involving other advocacy groups, public health organizations, government agencies, policymakers and individuals who embrace our public health and social justice agenda.   

This year, our conference will take place September 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be a unique opportunity for people and organizations that are committed to improving behavioral health outcomes in the United States to discuss what we have learned in the process of implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity (Parity) and Affordable Care Acts (ACA). We will also identify next steps and opportunities for action based on what we know works to help people recover and live full, healthy lives as well as feature overviews of recent research trends on the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

Focus Areas and Objectives:

  • 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 determine future actions to optimize the impact of Parity and the ACA and address coverage and care gaps.
  • Link science to action—Review recent research relevant to the national behavioral health movement. 

The conference will feature talks by national experts, present cutting-edge research and community success stories, and provide opportunities for attendees to network and share information about their work.

Registration - Coming soon.  

Lodging - Reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton Atlanta. Single and double rooms are available at a group rate of $196/night (including tax) until August 20th.

Questions?  Contact Danielle Fritze at 



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