Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote CEO Panel Discussion: Vision for the Future – How We Need to Address the BH Crisis Facing the Country
The number of individuals experiencing mental health conditions or substance use disorders continues to rise. Stress. Burnout. Depression. Anxiety. There is a behavioral health crisis in the United States. As the country continues to grapple with the physical health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the behavioral health impacts continue to grow. How are leaders in this space responding to the growing behavioral health needs of the country? What have we done well over the past 18+ months? What more needs to be done?
Telebehavioral Health – What’s Next?
Virtual care adoption accelerated at a rapid pace as a result of the pandemic. This was especially true of telebehavioral health opportunities. With policies and regulations relaxed for the Public Health Emergency (PHE), more flexibilities allowed for greater access to BH services via technology. This panel explores the flexibilities allowed for over the past year with a look to the future, as well as the many other considerations health plans, providers, and employers are considering to ensure high-value care is being provided.
Unpack the Spending Allocations for BH Services – Where Did the Funding Go?
From the Covid relief packages of 2020 and 2021 to the FY2021 Fiscal Budget, billions of dollars have been allocated to mental health and substance use services and supports, school-based mental health programs, workforce training, and more. This panel unpacks the agencies, programs, and services where the funding was allocated, what’s been set aside, how monies are being prioritized, and new ways being considered to spend these much-needed dollars.
Enhancing Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention Efforts
As the incidence of mental health and substance use issues rose over the past year, individuals were faced with additional challenges brought about social isolation, economic stressors, racial injustices, and political strife. Many recent reports have shown higher levels of suicide thoughts in certain demographics and an increased need for mental health services. In this session, explore ways that individuals, organizations, and communities are trying to meet this need, updates on progress, and what more needs to be done surrounding crisis services in America.
Fighting Stigma – Evaluate the Continued Impact and Put Actions in Place to Combat It
Part 1: Evaluate How Stigma around SUD Influences the C-Suite
Part 2: Panel Discussion: Awareness Is Not Enough – Strategies to Combat Stigma around MH and SUD
Share Novel Efforts to Increase Access to MH and SUD Services and Treatment
Navigating the Boom in Digital BH Technologies – Evaluating Which Might Be Best for Your Organization’s Needs
Design Value-Based Payment Models in Behavioral Health
Examine the Intersection of Behavioral Health, Social Determinants of Health, and Community Health – Strategies to Minimize Health Inequities and Treat the Whole Person
Close of Day One