There’re only 3 weeks left to register for NYAPRS’ Annual Executive Seminar in Albany to be held April 19-20 at the Albany Hilton! And this is the LAST week you can still get a discounted pricing package at the conference site at the Albany Hilton. Contact the Hilton’s Valerie Vaccarelli at 518-462-6611 x2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Once again, we expect to draw a diversity of attendees that will ensure that “all of the right people are in the room” to look at where we are and where new national and state behavioral health policy directions are taking us. This year’s program, entitled “New Strategies and Partnerships to Serve the Most Challenged New Yorkers: A Way Forward” is especially focused around boosting our ability to successfully engage and support people with the most extensive behavioral health, medical and social challenges.
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 who will share details about new federal behavioral health policy directions, to be followed by a reaction panel that includes perspectives from nationally respected representatives from key stakeholder communities, namely consumer advocate Elena Kravitz, noted family advocate and author Pete Earley, Rebecca Farley from the nation’s leading provider advocate (the National Council), leading rights advocate Jennifer Mathis from the Bazelon Center and prominent community psychiatrist Dr. Pablo Sadler.
We’ll also hear from a NYS based panel expert panel who that will look at what we’re doing on the ground to support this group, to 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 final remarks, our Friday program features a look at the impact of the new 2018-19 state budget agreement and assess where state Medicaid policy is going that will include DOH’s Greg Allen, OMH’s, Bob Myers and OASAS’ Rob Kent who will look at where a further review of state Medicaid and state budget developments and trends.
We end Friday by taking health inequity head on with a panel led by Lenora Reid Rose and including Chacku Mathai, Nancy Sung –Shelton and national expert on health inequity Brian Smedley.
See latest program below, in the attachment and online at 2018 Executive Seminar Brochure.