- February 23, 2016
The state of the union in mental health and addiction in this country is one of great promise and almost unlimited potential. From legislation and regulation, to advocacy and organizing, together we are changing the conversation and making real progress.
We also know there is much more to do. We need to keep pushing ahead. We must push toward the system we need. The system we deserve. The system we, and millions of our fellow citizens, are waiting for.
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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.