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The 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy

The Road Ahead:
Challenges and Opportunities for Behavioral Health Care During the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Day 2 Keynote

Kathleen Sebelius, M.P.A., Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel 2 – Access


Arthur Evans, Ph.D., Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services | View presentation slides (PDF) >


Joe Parks, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Missouri Department of Mental Health | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Patrick Fleming, M.P.A., L.S.U.D.C., Director, Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Services | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Peter Ashenden, Director of Optum Health Behavioral Solutions | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Nancy Ridenour, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., B.C., F.A.A.N., Dean and Professor, University of New Mexico College of Nursing | View presentation slides (PDF) >


Panel 3 – Service Delivery


Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors | View presentation slides (PDF) >


Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement, National Quality Forum | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Michael Barr, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, American College of Physicians | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Tom McLellan, Chief Executive Officer, Treatment Research Institute

Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H., Chairman, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University | View presentation slides (PDF) >




David Shern, Ph.D., President and CEO, Mental Health America

Concluding Remarks

Rosalynn Carter, Chair, The Carter Center Mental Health Task Force

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