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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

Nov. 7-8, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter for the 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy to discuss how access to mental health care could improve with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

Thomas Bornemann, Ed.D., Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program

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

Day I Keynote: "Comments from the Field"
Steven Sharfstein, M.D., M.P.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, Sheppard Pratt Health System | View presentation slides (PDF) >

"Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Behavioral Health"
Joel E. Miller, M.S.Ed., Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Mental Health Counselors Association | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Panel 1 – Enrollment and Outreach

Kevin Malone, Analysit, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Jessica Kendall, M.P.H., Outreach Director, Enroll America | View presentation slides (PDF) >

Brian Hepburn, M.D., Maryland State Mental Hygiene Administration | View presentation
slides (PDF) >

Liz Baxter, M.P.H., Executive Director, Oregon Public Health Institute | View presentation
slides (PDF) >

Pat McManus, Ph.D., R.N., President/CEO, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.

Q & A

Dinner Conversation

Andy Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Editor, Georgia Health News

Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine |
Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


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