2019 Program

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PROGRAM


Keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters will be announced at a later date. Please check this page for additional details and program updates. View the full program here.

Below is a summary of the tentative conference timeline for planning purposes:

Wednesday, September 25th

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Event

Veterans and Families Symposium:

Transforming the Way We Meet the Mental Health Needs of Veterans and Their Families through Collaboration, Technology, and by Challenging Our Assumptions

The Veterans and Families Symposium will focus on how we can transform the way we meet the mental health needs of veterans and their families. The symposium will feature Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Task Force. The symposium will also include panels on state and local efforts to address veteran suicide through the governor’s and mayor’s challenges, and on leveraging technology to address suicide. The symposium will also feature a conversation about the 86th Legislature and a panel on community building and collaboration through the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program. Through a generous sponsorship from The Hersh Foundation, this event will be offered at no cost. Seats are limited and registration is required. The event will take place in the Hill Country Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, Austin. Lunch will be provided. Agenda subject to change.

Day 1 (Thursday, September 26th)

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Event


Opening Remarks:

Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO, MMHPI


Opening Remarks:

Coby Chase, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, MMHPI

Keynote Speaker:

Gary M. Blau, PhD, Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health


Legislative Panel:

Bryan Law, Committee Director, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services


Legislative Panel:

Stacey Gilliam, Deputy Committee Director, Senate Committee on Finance


Legislative Panel:

Hal Talton, JD, MBA, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Office of State Representative Four Price

Discussion among philanthropists and community leaders working in partnership to address behavioral health issues in the Texoma and Comal County regions. Highlights will include the challenges, lessons learned, and wins of each collaboration.

Putting Statewide Policy into Practice Track:

Sharing Behavioral Health Data: You Can, But Only If You Want To

Excelling for High Need Adults Track:

Intercept Zero: The Essential Intercept in Diversion

Excelling for Texas Children Track:

Health Equity in Mental Health

Putting Statewide Policy into Practice Track:

Texas Teamwork: Improving Mental Health Access, Care for Children and Youth

Excelling for High Need Adults Track:

Comparative Analysis of Texas and the UK with the Intersection of Justice and Health

Individual Sessions:

Leveraging Technology to Serve Veterans and Create Social Health Networks

Putting Statewide Policy into Practice Track:

Social Determinants of Health: The Impact on Public Policy

Join us for a fun networking reception sponsored by Magellan Health. If you’re going to have casual conversation tonight it just makes sense to dress casual, too. Treat yourself or a loved one to a new piece of Kendra Scott jewelry! Onsite pop-up show, with 20% of the proceeds benefiting Engage & Excel.

Day 2 (Friday, September 27th)

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Event

Keynote Speaker: Criminal Justice and Corrections: The New Frontier for Community Mental Health

Altha Stewart, MD, Sr. Asso. Dean & Asso. Professor, Psychiatry, UT Health Science Ctr. Memphis

The Power of Partnership: Angst and Okay to Say™

Excelling for Texas Children Track:

School Safety

Individual Sessions:

Expanding Our Call to Action: The Role of Okay to Say™ in Texas Communities

Individual Sessions:

The Future of Behavioral Health

Excelling for High Need Adults Track:

First Responder Suicide: Emerging Issues and Strategies to Address It

Excelling for Texas Children Track:

Wealth of Nations: From Early Intervention to Youth Mental Health Reform

Excelling For Texas Children Track:

Empowering Communities to Transform Foster Care: Community-Based Care

Children’s Mental Health Luncheon:

Partnering to Transform School Outcomes

This luncheon will focus on how community organizations can effectively partner with schools and collaborate to support school mental health efforts. Participants will leave with new ideas on how to: partner with schools to support student mental health; overcome barriers to collaboration; and finance services. The luncheon will include a 30-minute panel discussion with individuals currently working with schools to provide mental health services, followed by small group discussions structured to enable networking and have diverse participants talk about innovative ideas to collaborate to improve school mental health supports.

Thank you for attending the 2019 E&E Conference!


Hosted By

For more information contact Casie Wenmohs: cwenmohs@texasstateofmind.org