July 17, 2017
Categories: Mental Health

Hosted by The Hill

The HillThe Hill is convening state leaders, health officials, academics, and patient advocates for a conversation about mental health policy at the federal, state, and local level, and its impact on patients and caregivers.

During the livestream, speakers—including Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D)—will discuss the role state leaders can play when it comes to issues of access, quality of care, and mental health coverage under Medicaid. Fred Osher, The Council of State Governments Justice Center’s director of health services and systems policy, and others will discuss how jurisdictions can ensure that prisons and jails do not continue to be the primary providers of behavioral health care in the country and what more can be done to provide caregivers with the support and resources they need. Speakers will also address what the replacement of the Affordable Care Act might mean for people with mental illnesses, and how  mental health benefits and additional funding for care provided under the 21st Century Cures Act might be affected.

To watch the livestream, click the button below at 8:50 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 18. Join the conversation on social media by following @TheHillEvents and using #StateofMH.

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Source: JusticeCenter