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.