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.
Thomas Bornemann, EdD; Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program
INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rosalynn Carter, Co-Founder, The Carter Center
Michael Botticelli, MEd; Director of National Drug Control Policy, The White House
PLENARY II – THE CURRENT STATE OF INTEGRATION EFFORTS
Moderator: Glenda Wrenn, MD; Director, Behavioral Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
- Danna Mauch, PhD; President and CEO, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Within Cultures of Wellness
- Paul Keckley PhD; Managing Editor, The Keckley Report
Update on Parity
- Richard Frank, PhD; Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Harvard Medical School
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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