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Conversations at The Carter Center | Protecting Mental Health (Feb. 8, 2018)

In recent decades, the United States has made great strides in ensuring that those who experience mental illness and substance use disorders have access to affordable treatment services. However, changing health care priorities are jeopardizing some of those gains. Hear about ways to protect and advance policies that support access to this essential aspect of health care.


  • Chuck Ingoglia, senior vice president of public policy and practice improvement for the National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Wendy White Tiegreen, director of Medicaid and health system innovation for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
  • Sharon (Sherry) Jenkins Tucker, executive director of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Inc.


Andy Miller, CEO and editor of Georgia Health News

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Matt Sullivan is an Atlanta-based graphic recorder. He listens to a conversation and draws what he hears, bringing connections, themes, and insights to life. The result is a real-time visual depiction of a presentation, panel discussion, or dialogue.

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Conversations at The Carter Center

Our Conversations series brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Following their discussion, panelists take questions from the audience. All Conversations are webcast live and archived for future viewing. You can register online to attend an event in person at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Some events may require an online ticket purchase. The free live webcasts do not require registration.

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