21st Century Trends in Mental Healthcare Conference

mental-health-coverJoin WIPPS at a conference where national, state, and local experts will explain how upcoming healthcare reform might transform mental healthcare in Marathon County and beyond at the “21st Century Trends in Mental Healthcare” Conference, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, held April 24-25, 2012 at the UW Center for Civic Engagement.

Conference keynote speaker Charles Ingoglia, Vice President for Public Policy at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare in Washington D.C., will give a presentation titles, Mental Health and Behavioral Health Care in the Affordable Care Act to open the public session of the conference at 7 p.m. on April 24, and will be followed by an address by Wisconsin Institute Fellow and bioethicist Mark Brown on Integrated Health Care and the Rise of the Medical Model of Mental Illness.

A full-day Professional Practice Forum will be held on April 25 and feature an array of panelists. The afternoon session provided local applications and concluded with a World Café Conversation on “Community Resources and Basic Needs,” moderated by JoAnn Janikowski, Community Impact Director, United Way of Marathon County, and Andy Benedetto, Director of Family Counseling Services, Wausau.