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Friday, February 12, 2021
     

Regional Policy Council (RPC)'s Legislative Town Hall and Governor Awards

The Regional Policy Council (RPC)'s Legislative Town Hall and Governor Awards: 
Why Addressing Mental Health Needs is Key to Budgeting and Legislating During COVID-19 and Beyond

Friday, February 12, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The live virtual RPC meeting held on February 12 has concluded.

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Regional Policy Council (RPC)'s Legislative Town Hall and Governor Awards

Why Addressing Mental Health Needs is Key to Budgeting and Legislating During COVID-19 and Beyond

Friday, February 12, 2021

11:00am - 11:30am

Mental Health America (MHA) B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Ceremony honoring Governors Charlie Baker (MA), Phil Murphy (NJ), and Tom Wolf (PA)

RPC Policy Meeting: Rapid Presentations and Legislative Town Hall

11:35 am - 11:50am

Overview of State Policy and Legislation, Equity, and COVID-19 changes in MHA Screening Data
Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

11:50 am - 11:55 am

Equitable Recovery
Anna Bailey, Center for Budget Policy and Priorities

11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Medicaid
Adam Searing, Georgetown Center for Children and Families

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Maternal Mental Health
Kanika Harris, Black Women's Health Imperative

12:05 pm - 12:10 pm

Criminal Justice Reform
Mark Heyrman, Mental Health America

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

Keeping Medicaid Coverage Following Arrest
Fred Ryan, Alkermes

12:15 pm - 12:20 pm

Telehealth and Interstate Compacts
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado

12:20 pm - 12:25 pm

Parity
David Lloyd, The Kennedy Forum

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Step Therapy
Charlie Hussur, Alliance for Patient Access

12:30 pm - 12:35 pm

988 and Crisis Services
Laura Evans, Vibrant Emotional Health

12:35 pm - 12:40 pm

Mental Health Education in Schools
Amy Molloy, MHA of New York State

12:40 pm - 12:45 pm

Peer Support
Kelly Davis, Mental Health America

1:00 pm -
1:35 pm

Break-out Question and Answer Sessions (Choose 1)

  • Better Budgeting Before Stage 4 - Medicaid, Maternal Mental Health, Education in Schools, Equitable Recovery
  • Crisis is Not A Criminal Justice Matter - Crisis Services, Resourcing the 988 Lifeline, Keeping Medicaid Coverage, Peer Support, Criminal Justice Reform
  • Saving Money by Assuring Access - Telehealth, Interstate Compacts, Step Therapy, and Parity

1:40 pm -
2:00 pm

Affiliate Discussion

2:00 pm 

Conclusion

Questions may be directed to Caren Howard, MHA's Director of Policy and Advocacy, at Choward@mhanational.org, or Debbie Plotnick, MHA's Vice President of State and Federal Advocacy at Dplotnick@mhanational.org.