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State Summits on Emerging Trends in Mental Health

These summits provided information about mental health care for college-age adolescents through adulthood, addressing the economic impact of inadequate mental health care, and availability of screening and treatment both on campuses and in the community. Through discussion with experts and other state leaders, attendees built support for implementation of policies to ensure effective mental health care in their states.  These meetings were conducted in:

Lansing, Mich. Philadelphia, PA
St. Petersburg, Fla. Concord, NH (scroll down)
Click on the locations below for agendas.  Click on the names for presentations from the speakers. (.pdf)

Lansing, Mich.                                                         June 24, 2008

Current Mental Health Issues Affecting States

Pat Babcock, Former Co-Chair, Michigan Mental Health Commmission

Mark Reinstein, President & CEO, Mental Health Association in Michigan

Importance of Early Diagnosis & Appropriate Care

Leigh Ann White, Assistant Director of Psychiatric Services, Olin Student Health Center, Michigan State University

Innovative Programs & Policies

Julie Griffith, Director, Quality Management and Purchaser Relations, Physicians Health Plan

Rep. Fran Amos, Michigan House of Representatives

Luncheon

Sherri Solomon, Executive Director, NAMI Michigan

Larry Ackerman, Office Administrator, NAMI Michigan

Identifying Mental Health Emergencies on College Campuses

Rachel Glick, Associate Chair for Clinical and Administrative Affairs, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

Todd Sevig, Director, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of Michigan

Lee N. June, Vice President for Student Affairs & Services, Associate Provost, Michigan State University

Jan Collins-Eaglin, Director, Counseling Center, Michigan State University

The Impact of Inadequate Mental Health Care

Judith A. Kovach, Executive Director, Michigan Psychological Association

St. Petersburg, Fla.                                              July 8, 2008

Current Mental Health Issues Affecting Our State

William Janes, Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse & Mental Health, Florida Department of Children & Familes & Director, Florida Office of Drug Control, Office of Governor Charlie Crist

Darcy Abbott, AHCA Administrator for Medicaid Services: Long Term Care and Behavioral Health, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Dr. Pat Robinson, Assistant Dean/Research Assistant Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Identifying Mental Health Emergencies on College Campuses

William Janes, Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse & Mental Health, Florida Department of Children & Familes & Director, Florida Office of Drug Control, Office of Governor Charlie Crist

Dr. Michael Bingtson, Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of South Florida

Importance of Early Diagnosis & Appropriate Care

Dr. Roger Peters, Chair and Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Dr. John Bailey, APA Distinguished Fellow, Florida Psychiatric Society

 Luncheon

Rose Marie Delaney, Consumer Advocate/Educator, NAMI Florida

Richard Classens, Event Speaker/Consumer Advocate, Mental Health Association of Central Florida

The Impact of Inadequate Mental Health Care

Cassandra Capbianco, Advocacy Director, Florida Institutional Legal Services

Anne Swerlick, Deputy Director, Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Crowley, Senior Research Scholar, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Policies to Promote Mental Wellness

Sen. Victor Crist, Florida State Senate

Judith Evans, Executive Director, NAMI Florida

Scott Barnett, Executive Director, Mental Health America of Greater Tampa Bay, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA                                                   July 31, 2008

Welcome and Introductions

Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Chairman, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

Current Mental Health Issues Affecting Our State

Aidan Alternor, Director, Community and Hospital Operations, Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Sen. Vincent Hughes, Pennsylvania State Senate

Importance of Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Care

Jeffrey A. Naser, President, Philadelphia Psychatric Society

Rep. John Myers, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

The Impact of Inadequate Mental Health Care

Gabriela Garcia, Health Policy Analyst, National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices

Rep. Louise Bishop, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

James W. Jordan, Executive Director, NAMI PA

Debbie Plotnick, Director of Advocacy, Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Luncheon

Cory L. Rogers, Consumer Advocate, Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Identifying Mental Health Emergencies on College Campuses and in the Community

Jim Moran, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education

Rep. Harold James, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Policies to Promote Mental Wellness

Estelle B. Richman, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

 

Concord, NH                                                   December 16, 2008

Welcome and Introductions

Debra Miller, Director of Health Policy, CSG

Michael Cohen, Executive Director, National Association for Mental Illness, New Hampshire (NAMI NH)

Current National Health Trends and Issues

Implications of the Presidential Election on Health Care Policy, Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative Affairs, NAMI National

Future of Medicaid and Medicare Funding for Mental Health Care, Dr. William Kassler, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Regional Medicaid/Medicare, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

Luncheon with Speaker

In Our Own Voice, Cabrinni Kulish, NAMI NH

NH's Mental Health Issues and Plans (A Panel Discussion)

Developing a New Hampshire Care Continuum: Acute and Community Based Services, Dr. Alex deNesnera, Assoc. Medical Director, NH Hospital, Health and Human Services Dept.

Criminalization of Mental Illness in New Hampshire, Representative Cindy Rosenwald, NH Mental Health Commission Sub Committee Report on Criminal Justice and Mental Health

Mental Health Council Report and Recommendations, James MacKay, former Representative

Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Transformation Plan, Erik Riera, Chief, Bureau of Behavioral Health, NH DHHS Division of Community Based Services

Discussion: The Role for a New Hampshire Mental Health Caucus Discussion Notes

For N.H. meeting photos, click link: http://naminh.org/MentalHealthSummit.php

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