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Minnesota has been a leader nationally in health care, including mental health care. From the days of the DIAMOND project, COMPASS, and Minnesota Bridges to Excellence, stakeholders united for research, analysis, and programming to make meaningful change in the delivery of mental health care.
Now in 2018, as we approach the 10-year anniversary of the passage of landmark federal legislation, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, mental health care delivery and outcomes still significantly lag physical health. Stigma, network and access issues, and gaps in care remain. Too often, the fragmented system fails patients. New, collective resolve is needed to accelerate outcomes for the 4 in 10 people in the U.S. who face mental illness, many of whom have additional chronic or serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This event is free and open to the public. All community stakeholders are encouraged to attend, including employers and purchasers, health plans, providers, quality improvement organizations, nonprofits, legislators and staff, and other interested parties.
WHAT: Multi-stakeholder Community Dialogue, hosted by the Minnesota Health Action Group and leading Minnesota employers committed to advancing integrated mental health care.
FOCUS: With insights from a panel of leading experts, we’ll:
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast and networking at 8 a.m.; event begins at 8:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102. Community Dialogue participants receive complimentary museum admission, including the special exhibit, “Mental Health: Mind Matters.”
WHY AND WHY NOW: Mental health is at the forefront of health care conversations nationally, but the topic often seems too big and complex to tackle. Yet, in Minnesota, we have unique assets and a track record of collaboration for results. There is also a foundation of current activity across stakeholder groups that has the potential for greater value if we “connect the dots.”
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