October 17-21 is Sound the Alarm for Kids’Week of Action. One year ago, the Children’s Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared the kids’ mental health crisis a national emergency and launched the Sound the Alarm for Kids campaign. To commemorate the anniversary, this Week of Action offers a series of briefings on youth mental health topic areas, a social media toolkit, a video challenge, and more. Click here for more information.
As a partner of the Sound the Alarm for Kids campaign, The Kennedy Forum is hosting a mini-briefing on Oct. 21 titled “Federal Levers in Advancing Youth Mental Health Coverage.” Led by David Lloyd, Chief Policy Officer, and Lauren Finke, Policy Advisor, the virtual session will examine how existing federal laws can be utilized to increase insurance coverage, and new actions that will be important for improving quality and access to care. Register here for this free briefing on Friday from 10:00-10:30 am ET. See other free briefings on various topics
Send a message to Congress today and tell them you want action on kids’ mental health before the end of the year! Simply click here to get started. Thank you for your support!