Only 2 Weeks Left to Submit NYAPRS Conference Presentation Proposal!

NYAPRS Note: Based on what we’ve received thus far, we know that this year’s program for our NYAPRS Annual Conference in the Catskills will be a particularly inspiring, information-packed and outstanding one. Please use the remaining 2 weeks until this year’s deadline for submissions to get yours in!


NYAPRS Releases Call for Presentations for

2016 Annual Conference

Advancing Whole Health & Healthy Communities:

The Pathway to Population Health

Click Here to Submit Proposal TODAY!

September 14-16, 2016

Hudson Valley Resort & Conference Center

Kerhonkson, NY

NYAPRS is very pleased to welcome proposals for our 34th Annual Conference, entitled "Advancing Whole Health & Healthy Communities: The Pathway to Population Health" to be held from September 14-16 at the Hudson Valley Resort & Conference Center in Kerhonkson, with overflow lodging at the Honors Haven Resort in nearby Ellenville.

As you hopefully know, the NYAPRS Annual Conference has become widely regarded as one of the nation's finest training opportunities and a unique celebration of advances in personal and professional strategies and public policies that advance the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and full community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities and/or diagnoses.

For over 3 decades, NYAPRS has provided timely information, energizing inspiration and critically valued networking opportunities in a celebratory atmosphere and retreat-like environment nestled within the Catskill Mountains.

Per our theme, this year's conference recognizes that in order to help New Yorkers with a variety of mental health, addiction and medically related conditions to advance their recoveries and resilience, we must offer a whole health approach that addresses all of the domains of wellness.

And, since recovery and wellness don't happen in a vacuum, we must improve the health and resilience of the communities in which they live, addressing a variety of potential barriers related to housing, poverty, discrimination, exclusion, isolation and health disparities.

This year's program will feature some of the nation's and state's most inspiring and compelling speakers in these areas, most notably:

Cheryl Sharp National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Oryx Cohen National Empowerment Center

Andre Johnson Detroit Recovery Center

Peggy Swarbrick Wellness Institute, CSPNJ

Laverne Miller Policy Research Associates

Gina Calhoun Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery

Deron Drumm Advocacy Unlimited

Patrick Hendry Mental Health America

Our Program Will Also Feature

Creative Action Unlimited Playback Theater

and a special showing of 'Healing Voices' with Oryx Cohen

Check back in the coming weeks for details about these and other speakers and program offerings!

Check out the terrific pictures and program content

from last year's conference


For more information about this event, or to join NYAPRS visit us online at,or call our office at 518.436.0008!

Send in your proposal TODAY!

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