Tuesday, February 23, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
The Mayflower Hotel
This February, The Kennedy Forum and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute will host the 2nd annual State of the Union in Mental Health and Addiction. This national policy and media event is a key opportunity to highlight the most promising solutions in our field, and to hold our leaders accountable for the real cost and impact of inaction on all sectors of American society, from education to criminal justice.
9:45 am Welcome
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, will begin the program with welcoming remarks.
9:50 am Opening Remarks
Dr. David Satcher will highlight the work from the partnership between the Kennedy Forum and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute.
10:00 am State of the Union Speech by Patrick Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy will deliver the State of the Union speech and outline the behavioral health “System We Need.”
10:30 am Behavioral Health Leadership Panel
Leaders from health, industry, and business will join moderator Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health to discuss how they are working with the Kennedy Forum to achieve the “System We Need.”
Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Chief Medical Officer,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy & Chief Medical Officer,
General Manager, Global Public Sector,
Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations,
The Joint Commission
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
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Just as President Kennedy rallied the nation to dream big and set audacious goals 50 years ago, The Kennedy Forum seeks to set a new standard for the future of health care in the United States.
Our mission is big, and the stakes are clear. We seek to unite the health care system, and rally the mental health community around a common set of principles: Fully implement the 2008 parity law, bring business leaders and government agencies together to eliminate issues of stigma, work with providers to guarantee equal access to care, ensure that policymakers have the tools they need to craft better policy, and give consumers a way to understand their rights.