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Mental Health Forum

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

December 4th, 2019 (8am - 12pm)

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. 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.

 

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Speakers




Craig Kramer, Mental Health Ambassador & Chair, Global Campaign for Mental Health, Johnson & Johnson Maureen Hackett, Co-Founder, President Hackett Family Foundation Dr. Gary Blau, Executive Director, The Hackett Center (Houston) for Mental Health

Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

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
 

 

 
Dr. Carol Alter, Baylor Scott & White Victoria Andrews, MSN, ARNP, Vera Whole Health Glenda Demas, MA, LPC, Pearls of Change Wellness, LLC

Monica Guidry, UT Health

 

 

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Agenda

AGENDA

7:15 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome & Topic Overview
Chris Skisak,
PhD, HBCH Executive Director

8:15 - 8:40 AM

The Mental Health Moment
Craig Kramer, Mental Health Ambassador & Chair, Global Campaign for Mental Health, Johnson & Johnson

8:40 - 9:05 AM

The Hackett Center - 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, Executive 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
Glenda Demas, MA, LPC, Pearls of Change Wellness, LLC
Kara Hill, MHA, Director, Integrated Health Care Initiative, Mental Health America of Greater Houston

12:10 - 12:30 PM

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

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