Patrick J. Kennedy to Keynote Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute “National Townhall Meeting” March 1
- February 18, 2019
Coral Gables, F.L., March 1, 2019 – The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute will hold its National Townhall Meeting, “Developing a Useful Framework to Address Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, and Anxiety/Depression Among Bench, Bar, and Related Professionals” at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on February 28-March 1, 2019. According to the conference website, the event will convene experts and professionals to discuss mental health, substance use disorder issues, and well-being in the legal profession.
Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, founder of The Kennedy Forum, former Rhode Island Congressman, and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will deliver a keynote address Friday, March 1 at 8:15 a.m.
For more information or to register, please visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/events/bench-bar-wellness-conference/
About The Kennedy Forum
Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum leads a national dialogue on transforming the health care system by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act, the nonprofit aims to achieve health equity by advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming for the treatment of mental health and addiction. The Kennedy Forum’s “Don’t Deny Me” campaign empowers patients and their loved ones to report illegal insurance denials of mental health and addiction treatment, and fight for their parity rights. To learn more about The Kennedy Forum and donate, please visit www.thekennedyforum.org.
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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.