Mental Health - Why It Matters to Employers and What Can Be Done

 

December 04, 2019
8:00 AM CST - 12:30 PM CST
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The Friedkin Group
1375 Enclave Pkwy Houston
Houston, TX 77077
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Mental Health was identified as the top chronic condition of concern for Houston employers in the HBCH 2019 Houston Employers Healthcare Benefits Cost, Trends & Interest Survey.  We hope you can join us for this comprehensive forum that will address key elements of this growing employer concern.  We will address the evidence of the need for employers focus on mental health and its relationship to other costly health conditions.  We will provide and discuss proven and developing employer strategies.

Our agenda will feature key national and local stakeholders.

AGENDA

7:15 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome: Chris Skisak, PhD, HBCH Executive Director

8:15 - 8:40 AM

The Problem: Stigma-Trust-Accountability
Craig Cramer, Mental Health Ambassador & Chair, Global Campaign for Mental Health, Johnson & Johnson

8:40 - 9:05 AM

Addressing Houston’s Unique Mental Health Needs
Maureen Hackett, Co-Founder, President Hackett Family Foundation
Dr. Gary Blau, PhD, Executive Director, The Hackett Center (Houston) for Mental Health

9:05 - 9:30 AM

The Evidence for Employer Action
Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Employer  Challenges & Opportunities - Panel Discussion

Moderator: Gary Blau, PhD, TExecutive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Dr. Faiyaz Bhojani, Global Health Lead, Downstream Manufacturing Regional Health Manager, North & South America at Royal Dutch Shell
Karen Hume, Workplace Leader, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
Monica Guidry, LSCW, Executive Director, UT Health Employee Assistance Programs

10:45 - 11:05 AM

Roadmap to Address the Mental Health Continuum
Karen Hume,  Workplace Leader, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

11:05 - 11:25 AM

Collaborative Care Model for Mental Health
Dr. Carol Alter, BaylorScott&White, MMHPI

11:25 - 12:10 PM

Provider Challenges & Opportunities – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Gary Blau, PhD, Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health


Dr. Carol Alter, BaylorScott&White
Victoria Andrews, MSN, ARNP, Vera Whole Health
Dr. Gary Blau, Executive Director, The Hackett Center (Houston) for Mental Health
Glenda Demas, MA, LPC, Pearls of Change Wellness, LLC

12:10 - 12:30 PM

Closing Comments and Box Lunches
Chris Skisak, PhD, HBCH Executive Director

Tickets

$0.00 HBCH Employer Members-Event registrants whose organization is an HBCH Member and is primarily a purchaser of health benefits services.

$55.00 HBCH EMPLOYER Non-Members -Event registrants whose organization is not an HBCH Member and is primarily a purchaser of health benefits services.

$0.00 HBCH ASSOCIATE Members - Event registrants whose organization is an HBCH Member and whose primary business is health benefits delivery, e.g., hospitals, health plans, benefits consultants, wellness providers, etc.

$75.00 HBCH ASSOCIATE Non-Members - Event registrants whose organization is not an HBCH Member and whose primary business is health benefits delivery, e.g., hospitals, health plans, benefits consultants, wellness providers, etc.