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2016 Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy Pt 5/5 (Carter Center)

Topic: "Widening the Circle of Health and Wellness: The Central Role of Behavioral Health"

Building on The Carter Center’s leadership in the mental health field, this year’s symposium addresses an emerging issue: the central role of behavioral health and wellness in managing the overall health and wellness of defined populations including organizations, communities, or another defined group. Currently, the strategic focus of health care policy is transitioning away from the management of illnesses in individuals towards the management of health within defined populations. And behavioral health and wellness are essential to the success of such initiatives.

CLOSING PLENARY PANEL
Moderator: Mary Jane England, MD; Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW; Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DPH; Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD; President, American Public Health Association

Donato Trumato, CEO, Healthways

CONCLUDING REMARKS
Rosalynn Carter, Co-Founder, The Carter Center

Learn more about the Carter Center's mental health work: http://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/index.html

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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