Health Affairs Briefing

Behavioral Health

National Press Club

529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Metro Center, Washington, DC 20045

Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM EDT


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With a raging opioid abuse epidemic under way and renewed concerns over rising suicide rates and underdiagnosed maternal depression, mental health and substance abuse are garnering increased attention in the health policy sphere and the public at large. Yet a vast gap remains between the role behavioral health plays in defining the well-being of the population and the resources dedicated to understanding and addressing behavioral health needs.
The June 2017 thematic issue of Health Affairs is devoted to the topic of behavioral health.   You are invited to join us for a forum on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., at which we will discuss the issues in detail.  Panels will cover:
  • Insurance Coverage And Parity
  • Meeting Behavioral Health Care Needs
  • Interaction With The Criminal Justice System
  • Equity
  • Roundtable Discussion: Emerging Issues In Behavioral Health