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Friday, April 05, 2019

Los Angeles Regional Policy Meeting (8/1)

Regional Policy Council Awards Breakfast and Meeting co-located with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit

Advancing B4Stage4 through Access and Accountability

Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council will hold a one day meeting in Los Angeles starting with an Awards Ceremony with remarks by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32) at breakfast recognizing state mental health champions. Following the Awards Breakfast, participants will gather to learn high-level policy ideas about children's mental health and mental health in schools, barriers for youth access, parity, interstate compacts, telehealth and more. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:30 am - 2:30 pm Pacific Time

Meeting Address:

Diamond Ballroom 6-7 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

900 W Olympic Boulevd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Registration for this event is full.


Room Block Address:

Hotel Indigo LA Downtown (one block from meeting)

899 Francisco Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Book your room online now or call to make your reservation: 1-(866) 246-3446 and use our group code MH7. Our discounted room rate expiration: July 8th.


Meeting Agenda 

All times are in Pacific Daylight Savings Time. TImes are tentative and subject to change. 

Tuesday, July 31

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm         Mental Health America Affiliate Dinner (By invitation only)

Wednesday, August 1

7:30 am - 8:45 am

Legislator Awards Breakfast Ceremony with special guest Congresswoman Grace Napolitano honoring state legislative Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Champions from North Dakota, Colorado, and California

8:45 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:45 am

Children’s Mental Health in Colorado: Leading the way with a visionary model with outcomes to match, Moe Keller, Vice President of Public Policy, Mental Health Colorado

Mental Health Parity Ombudsman, State Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet (CO)

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Kids are key and school is where to reach them, Glenn Liebman, CEO, MHA in New York State on Mental Health Education in New York Schools Act

10:15 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:00 am 

Stop wasting human capital by forcing people with mental health conditions to the occupational scrapheap, Frank Neuhauser, Senior Research Associate, UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Step-Therapy: Experiences in California and several other states, Kassy Perry, CEO, Perry Communications Group

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Networking Lunch 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

How the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is identifying and overcome barriers to access for youth, Mimi McKay, Deputy Director, Strategic Planning, LA County Department of Mental Health; Kalene Gilbert, Mental Health Clinical Program Manager III, Prevention Services Bureau, LA County Department of Mental Health

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Prevention and Early Intervention: How can we scale up what works? Maggie Merritt, Executive Director, Steinberg Institute; Adrienne Shilton, Government Affairs Director, Steinberg Institute

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm 

Removing barriers through telehealth, Janet Orwig, Executive Director, PSYPACT on interstate compacts

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm




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