Our colleagues at NYAPRS have lined up an impressive list of speakers for
their April 19th and 20th seminar at the Albany Hilton. Information about
the speakers and registration are listed below.
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
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