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Mental Illness Recovery Platform Emphasized At NAMI Annual Legislative Conference, February 5-8, 2000

Election 2000 "I Vote, I Count" Campaign Launched

 *****MEDIA ADVISORY*****

For Immediate Release, February 2, 2000
Contacts: Peg Nichols 703-516-7226
Bob Carolla (703) 516-7963


Arlington, VA - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold its annual legislative conference on February 5-8, 2000, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA (703-528-6000). Approximately 200 NAMI leaders from throughout the United States will attend.

Key Issues To Be Discussed:

The Role of Healthcare in Election 2000 The Mental Health Voter Empowerment Project
Child and Adolescent Policy Initiatives Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
Priority Setting at the National Institutes of Health Approaches to Quality of Care and Accountability
Restraints: Consumer & Family Monitoring Groups Mental Health Courts
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits PACT Programs around the Nation
Improvements in Medicaid/The Public Healthcare System Health Care Financing Administration Agenda

Major Speakers Include:

  • Susan Dentzer, health policy correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS
  • Steven Hyman, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Ken Steele, founder, The Mental Health Voter Empowerment Project
  • Bernie Arons, M.D., director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Rachel Block, deputy director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration

CONFERENCE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday, February 6
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
I Vote I Count 2000: NAMI’s Voter Registration Education Campaign

Piloted in New Hampshire, NAMI will launch this grassroots effort nationally to put mental illness issues on the radar screens of all major political candidates.

Rona Purdy, chair, NAMI's Campaign to End Discrimination
Ken Steele, founder, The Mental Health Voter Empowerment Project

Monday, February 7
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
The Role of Healthcare in Election 2000

Susan Dentzer, health policy correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS

Monday, February 7
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Priority Setting at the National Institutes of Health

Steven Hyman, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health

Monday, February 7
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Improvements in Medicaid and the Public Mental Healthcare System

Bernie Arons, M.D., director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Monday, February 7
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Health Care Financing Administration's Agenda

Rachel Block, deputy director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration

Monday, February 7
3:10 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Child and Adolescent Policy Initiatives

Panel of NAMI state leadership

***ALL SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO THE MEDIA***

 


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