2013 Health Equity Symposium: “Mental Health Integration: From Policy to Practice”

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Octavio N. Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA, Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation (Austin, Texas), addresses a question at the symposium.

Expert panel includes (From Screen Left to right):

Katherine Ruiz-Mellot, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Staff Psychiatrist, Whittier Pavilion, Boston, MA.
A. Rani Elwy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Services, Lone Star Circle of Care, Austin, Texas.
Laura H. Goodman, Director Health Law Advocates Mental Health Parity Initiative, Health Law Advocates, Boston, MA.


Mary Fleming, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, (Einstein Health, Philadelphia, PA) acknowledges our panel and closes the symposium.


The reception preceding the Health Equity Symposium in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.


Reede Scholars: (From screen left to right)
Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department.
Anthony Chen, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Phillip D. Woods, DDS, MPH, Commander United States Public Health Services.


A Rani Elwy, PhD, Assistant Professor Health Policy, Boston University School of Public Health, addresses symposium.


Octavio N. Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA, Executive Director, Hogg Foundation, gives thumb up to discussion. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Services, Lone Star Circle of Care, and Laura H. Goodman, Director Health Law Advocates Mental Health Parity Initiative, Health Law Advocates enjoy discussion.


Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Services, Lone Star Circle of Care, addresses symposium.


Octavio N. Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA, Executive Director, Hogg Foundation, addresses symposium.


Katherine Ruiz-Mellot, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Staff Psychiatrist, Whittier Pavilion, answers question.


Laura H. Goodman, Director Health Law Advocates Mental Health Parity Initiative, Health Law Advocates, addresses symposium.


The objective of the Reede Scholars Annual Health Equity Symposium is to host a multidisciplinary forum to enlist diverse perspectives for creating strategies that promote health equity. Communicating health policy to disadvantaged communities is a challenge that we aim to meet in order to achieve health equity.

This year, our theme Mental Health Integration: from Policy to Practice serves to explore how we improve communication and implementation of mental health integration across the health care system for all American communities particularly those that suffer disproportionately from untreated mental illness. Join us as experts from different arenas in mental health offer examples of integration strategies and other essential experiences that will strengthen health care policy and provide and inclusive framework for mental health within public health.

Speakers:

Octavio Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA
Executive Director Hogg Foundation
Member of IOMs Roundtable on Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities.
Austin, Texas

Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH
Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Services at Lone Star Circle of Care
Austin, Texas

A Rani Elwy, Ph.D.
Assistant Pofessor, Health Policy & Management
Boston University School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Kathleen Elliott, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, CA

Katherine Ruiz-Mellot, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director
Staff Psychiatrist
Chair, Committee on Education and Diversity
Whittier Pavilion
Haverhill, MA

Laura H. Goodman
Director
Heath Law Advocates Mental Health Parity Initiative
Health Law Advocates
Boston, MA