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Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

  • New Report to Mark 10‐year MHPAEA Anniversary Finds States Failing at Parity
    Mental Health Weekly

    A new report released Oct. 3 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has found that 32 states have received failing grades for statutes designed to ensure equal access to mental health and addiction treatment. Observers say they had hoped to see a lot more progress in the 10 years since the federal law passed.

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

  • In Syria, an Ugly Peace Is Better Than More War
    The New York Times

    At their summit in Helsinki, Finland, in July, President Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia reportedly agreed to end the Syrian war and to move Iranian forces away from the Syria-Israel border. President Trump has also indicated that he is willing to accept President Bashar al-Assad’s remaining in office and is prepared to withdraw American forces from Syria. This is a start. But more is needed to end the violence in Syria.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • Jimmy Carter’s Human Rights Message Resonates in Atlanta and Globally
    Atlanta Magazine

    On July 24, Jimmy Carter’s earnest roundtable discussions with around 70 human rights defenders and religious leaders from 36 countries countered the divisive tone of local election headlines. Carter spent the better portion of seven hours advocating repeatedly for the “equal treatment of all people” regardless of nationality, race, religion, or gender.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

  • Liberia Women Gaining Access to Information
    Africa 54, Voice of America

    As Liberia continues to recover from a decade-long civil war and the devastating effects of the Ebola outbreak, Liberian women are beginning to find their voices with the help of the Carter Center’s access-to-information and access-to-justice programs. VOA reporter Kim Lewis has more on this story.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Liberia’s Progress in Advancing Mental Health
    Africa 54, Voice of America

    Liberia has gone from having just one psychiatrist for the entire country to employing almost 250 clinicians serving all 15 counties. Learn about the Carter Center’s work with the Liberian government to boost mental health for adults and children by training health workers and supporting a national mental health law. VOA reporter Kim Lewis reports from Liberia. (The story runs from 5:42 through 12:06.)

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

  • Waging Peace

    An interview with Mary Ann Peters is a master class in the art of diplomatic responses. Asked about her most difficult assignment, the former U.S. ambassador responds that “difficulty and challenge are two sides of the same coin.”

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

  • Fierce Optimism
    Harvard Public Health

    Donald Hopkins couldn’t sleep. It was sometime after 2 a.m., early October 1980, at the old Hotel Chantilly, in Geneva. He reached toward the nightstand and grabbed a pen and a ruled notepad—items that are always within reach—and pulled back the covers.

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