May 17, 2018 – Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168


12:00 PM – Welcome

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA-32nd)Founder & Chair of the House Mental Health Caucus & Member of the House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus

12:05 PM – Congressional Initiatives

Moderator: Brian Kaskie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, M.S. in Health Policy Program Director, Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa

Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24th) Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and Co-Chair of the Caucus’ Suicide Prevention Task Force

12:20 PM – The Crisis in Older Adult Mental Health and What We Can Do About It

Stephen Bartels, M.D., M.S., Herman O. West Professor of Geriatrics, and Professor of Psychiatry, Community & Family Medicine, and of Health Policy at The Dartmouth Institute

Extent of the Problem & How Can We Bring to Scale Evidence-Based Services

Jacqueline Gray, Ph.D., Assoc. Director of Indigenous Programs, Center for Rural Health & Assoc. Professor, School of Medicine & Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health/Pathology, University of North Dakota

New Strategies & Technology to Address the Mental Health Needs of Rural & Culturally Diverse Older Adults

Brian Kaskie, Ph.D.

How Can We Better Address Deficiencies in Health Coverage in Medicare & Dedicate Federal Resources to Address the Needs of Older Adults with Mental Health Conditions

12:50– Wrap Up

Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, National Assoc. of Country Behavioral and Disability Development Directors (NACBHDD) & the National Assoc. for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)

Joel E. Miller, Chair, National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) & Executive Director and CEO, American Mental Health Counselors Assoc. (AMHCA)

1:00 PM – Adjourn

1:00-1:30 PM – Opportunities for Guests to Meet and Discuss Issues Further


Hill Briefing: Addressing the Crisis in Older Adult Mental Health

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