Only A Month to Go for NYAPRS Annual Executive Seminar!

NYAPRS Note: There’s only a month left to register for NYAPRS’ Annual Executive Seminar in Albany entitled “New Strategies and Partnerships to Serve the Most Challenged New Yorkers: A Way Forward”, to be held April 19-20 at the Albany Hilton! This year’s program focuses on examining new partnerships and strategies to successfully engage and support people with the most extensive behavioral health, medical and social challenges that have in recent years become top national and NYS priorities.

On the national front, our program will kick off with welcome remarks from NYS Deputy Secretary for Health Paul Francis and a keynote address by the nation’s first ever HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz with a reaction panel that includes consumer and family members of the new federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, NYAPRS new policy director Elena Kravitz and well know advocate and author Pete Early. The panel also includes national provider advocate Rebecca Farley from the National Council, rights advocate Jennifer Mathis from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and NYCDOHMH Bureau of Mental Health’s medical director Dr. Pablo Sadler.

We’ll also hear from a NYS based panel that will look at what we’re doing on the ground to support this group that will be followed by sessions on Peer Services, Addiction Recovery Supports featuring former SAMHSA advisor Tom Coderre, DSRIP innovations, Criminal Justice initiatives and the Social Determinants of Health.

Following outgoing NYS Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson’s opening remarks, our Friday program will feature the addition of Greg Allen, MSW, Direction, Division of Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health, Bob Myers, Senior Deputy Commissioner & Division Director, Adult Services, State Hospitals and Managed Care, NYS Office of Mental Health and Rob Kent, General Counsel, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in a further review of state Medicaid and state budget developments and trends.

See latest program below, in the attachment and online at 2018 Executive Seminar Brochure.

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