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RPC Briefing at the National Press Club Washington, DC
MHA Hosted Briefing and Birthday Celebration!
On Friday, February 24th, the leadership of MHA and several of its affiliates gathered in Washington, DC for a briefing from Dr. J Michael McGinnis, Executive Officer of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on NAM’s Perspective Paper Series, Vital Directions in Health and Health Care: Why Shifting from Volume to Value Benefits the States. The National Governors Association (NGA) along with MHA are working together to package a report to states on the presentation of Vital Directions which will focus on recommendations to improve mental health care; increase access to quality services; integrate health care and other sectors; and expand community health by shifting from volume to value.
Following the briefing a reception celebrating MHA's 108th birthday and an awards presentation honoring Washington State Governor Jay Inslee with the 2017 MHA B4Stage4 Leadership Award took place. In addition to affiliate leadership guests in attendance included policy experts, mental health providers, grant funders, partners, consumers, and other friends of the organization.