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Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum focuses on advancing evidencebased
practices, policies, and programming in behavioral health. This is achieved through promoting public discourse in health
and addiction issues, ensuring equal access for patients living with mental health and/or substance use disorders; and advancing
prevention and treatment throughout the entire continuum of the healthcare delivery system. The Kennedy Forum’s collaborative
partnerships help to foster greater provider accountability, integration and coordination, cutting-edge technologies, and brain
fitness and health. The nonprofit organization publishes frequent issue briefs and is a repository of other educational resources on
behavioral health parity issues. To learn more about The Kennedy Forum’s efforts to eradicate the stigma often associated with
behavioral health, or to access related materials visit www.thekennedyforum.org, www.paritytrack.org, and
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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.