**EVENT** Agenda for Change: Unite. Connect. Act. Join Us!!!

People want change. According to a recent poll, 75 percent of voters believe the country and the federal government are not doing enough to address mental health. Additionally, a majority of voters, regardless of party affiliation, say they are more likely to support a 2020 presidential candidate who promises to address mental health and addiction. Currently, 1 in 5 Americans has a mental health or substance use disorder. Are we approaching a tipping point where these 1 in 5 individuals could be single-issue voters?

Date and Time: Thu, February 6, 2020; 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST. Register here.

Topic Highlights:
Well Being Trust, a national foundation dedicated to advancing mental wellness, has partnered with The Kennedy Forum to update and expand upon The Kennedy Forum’s 2017 policy guide for the 115th Congress. The new resource presents a roadmap for breaking down barriers to care and applying comprehensive solutions around mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Speakers include:

  • Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) – Founder, The Kennedy Forum; co-chair, Mental Health for US
  • Former U.S. Sen. Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) – Author of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act; co-chair, Mental Health for US
  • U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) – House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
  • U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD) – Chair, Freshman Working Group on Addiction
  • Andy Slavitt – Former Acting Administrator, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Board Chair, United States of Care
  • John Madigan – Senior Vice President of Public Policy, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Daniel Gillison – Incoming CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Joe Pyle, MA – President, Scattergood Foundation
  • Benjamin Miller, PsyD. – Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
  • Katherina Rosqueta – Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Thompson – President & CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
  • Brandon Staglin – President, OneMind
  • Tracy Neal-Walden, Ph.D – Director, The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals
  • Carmen B. – Consumer advocate