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Did you miss the Mental Health Virtual Briefing?


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All times are listed in CST

Agenda subject to change

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM CST

Opening Comments from the Publisher      

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CST

Opening Keynote: Leading the Charge to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Services

Debbie Osteen, Chief Executive Officer, Acadia Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an increased need for behavioral health services. In the keynote presentation, Debbie Osteen, Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Healthcare, will discuss how she and her staff are working tirelessly to address the physical and mental healthcare needs of communities they serve, focusing particularly on resolving gaps and inequities in behavioral health access at the local and national levels.


Key topics to be covered include:

• Educating the public and policymakers about mental health issues.

• Working with payers to ensure care is covered when it is needed

• Partnering to supporting the full continuum of care and provide the right care in the right place

• The importance of equity in mental health

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Why Behavioral Health is Now a C-Suite Issue

Moderator: Maria Castellucci, Content Strategist, Modern Healthcare


Jennifer Bateman, Senior Advisor, Trauma-Informed Practice, Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Eva Borden, President, Behavioral Health, Evernorth

Carladenise Edwards, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System

David Rabinowitz, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Behavioral health is having a breakthrough moment, largely stemming from the challenging impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been significant progress in normalizing the seeking and receiving of needed behavioral healthcare. It is essential for organizations inside and outside of healthcare to join together to improve health, and build stronger, more equitable, and resilient communities. This panel will discuss strategic challenges, stigmas and barriers to seeking mental healthcare, opportunities to support employees, consumers and communities and strategies executives can use to promote equitable behavioral health.

Click here to download information from Deloitte.

10:30 AM - 11:30 PM CST

Solutions for Addressing America’s Growing Mental Health Crisis

Moderator: Steve Eck, Content Strategist, Modern Healthcare


Sarah Akerman, MD, Executive Director, Medical Affairs Strategy, Alkermes

Nikole Benders-Hadi, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Doctor On Demand

Caroline Carney, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health and Senior Medical Advisor, NeuroFlow

Chris Mosunic, Chief Clinical Officer, Vida Health

The COVID-19 pandemic not only resulted in greater morbidity and mortality in terms of physical health, but also had disastrous effects on the mental health of the nation. As demand for behavioral healthcare increases drastically, it is more important than ever for health systems to invest in services that improve access and enhance quality of mental healthcare. In this session, understand the challenges of offering comprehensive mental health services and learn how to implement and sustain technologies and care models that can meet the behavioral health needs of your population.


Topics to be covered include:


• The stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare and how to address it.

• Meeting people where they are: Digital solutions to provide behavioral healthcare.

• How to address staffing and other challenges associated with offering mental health services

Click here to download information from NeuroFlow.

Click here to download information from Vida Health.

Click here to download information from Doctor On Demand.

This session is sponsored by Alkermes.

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM CST

Closing Keynote: Protecting the Mental Health of Frontline Workers: Lessons Learned from a Once-in-a-Lifetime Pandemic

Eric Wei, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Jeremy Segall, Assistant Vice President and System Chief Wellness Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

When COVID-19 devastated New York City, it presented an unprecedented new challenge for the city’s hospitals: protecting the mental health of those on the front lines. NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest municipal health care system, responded by offering several innovative and new resources to support their staff’s holistic well-being through the surge. In this session, Eric Wei, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer and Jeremy Segall, Assistant Vice President and System Chief Wellness Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals, will discuss the toll COVID-19 has taken on them personally and on the mental health of frontline healthcare professionals and why comprehensive mental health, emotional support, and wellness programs are more important than ever.

Additional Content

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