Patrick J. Kennedy to speak at Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit November 7

Dallas, T.X./ November 7, 2018 – International management consulting firm Oliver Wyman will host its sixth annual Health Innovation Summit November 5-7, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The theme for the 2018 conference will be “Health Redefined: Breaking Boundaries to Build a Better Way” and will examine ways in which industry leaders can reinvent health care and think holistically about its future.

Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, former Rhode Island Congressman, and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will join Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health and Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Co-founder & President, Mindstrong Health in addressing attendees during a featured session taking place at 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time Wednesday November 7. The trio will address mental health and mental health parity in a talk entitled “Never Mind: Integrating our Split Systems.”

To learn more, please visit www.oliverwyman.com.

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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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“We stand on the doorstep to make momentous progress in advancing the cause of this new civil rights struggle started by the work of President Kennedy over 50 years ago.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy
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