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Electronic Health Records Pose Challenge to Mental and Behavioral Health Care

Electronic Health Records Pose Challenge to Mental and Behavioral Health Care

By Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America Senior Director of Consumer Advocacy

[This post originally appeared on StarLifeBrands.com]

RPC Issue Forum in Newark, NJ

November 26 Forum in Newark on Transferring Lessons Learned in the Public Behavioral Health System to the Expanded Options under the ACA

Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council will host an issue forum in Newark on Tuesday, November 26, on Transferring Lessons Learned in the Public Behavioral Health System to the Expanded Options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The briefing will be held at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, 1048 Raymond Blvd., from 10:00 am to 12 Noon.

Debbie Plotnick, MHA's Senior Director on State Policy, on Panel on ACA at Bryn Mawr

Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America’s Senior Director of State Policy, will speak at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Panel on the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, November 16, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Other panelists are: Michael Campbell, JD, Director, Villanova University Law School Health Clinic, and Koyuki Yip, of the Public Policy Department of the Maternity Care Coalition.

Moderator of the panel is Darlyne Bailey, Dean of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. 

MHA Leaders Call for Public Health Response to Improve Mental Health Care

The nation must build on the attention given mental health that has followed the Newtown tragedy by deploying a public health response and implementing scientific advances that can prevent, identify and effectively treat mental illnesses, leaders of Mental Health America assert in the March issue of the journal Health Affairs.

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