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Upcoming Webinars

You can find upcoming webinars on our Event Calendar.

Past Webinars

Title: Mental Health Courts: Solving Criminal Justice Problems or Perpetuating Criminal Justice Involvement?
Presenters:  Judge Daniel Eisenstein (Retired), Davidson County, Tennessee; Shel Gross, Director of Public Policy, MHA of Wisconsin; Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago; Tom Reed, First Assistant Public Defender, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Debbie Plotnick, VP of Mental Health & Systems Advocacy, MHA
Original date: September 21, 2015.  
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: A Peer Driven Solution to Isolation and Social Exclusion
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, MHA; Kirsten Kaiser, Head Life Coach, MHA; Shavonne Carpenter, Life Coach, MHA 
Original date: September 3, 2015.  
Materials: Download the slides.

Title: Creating a Recovery Oriented Mental Health Workforce
Presenters:  Chad Costello, MHA Los Angeles' Training and Workforce Development; Elisha Coffey & Clarice Bailey, MHA Southeastern Pennsylvania's ICAN and Institute for Recovery and Community Integration.
Original date: June 23, 2015. 
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.

Title: Protecting America's Children - Evidence Based Practices in Early Childhood
Presenters:  Dennis Embry, PAXIS Institute; Elaine Shiver MHA Texas & Parents as Teachers; Merily Keller MHA Texas & Zero Suicide in Texas
Original date: June 17, 2015. 
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.

Title: Implementing Self-Directed Care for Adults with Serious Persistent Mental Illness
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America; Briana Gilmore, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Original date: May 29, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.

Title: A Mental Health Response to Disaster
Presenters:  Christie Wrightson, The American Red Cross; Christian Burgess, MHA-NYC Disaster Distress Helpline
Original date: May 22, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.

Title: An Introduction to Community Inclusion  
Presenters:  Rick Baron M.A., Co-Director of Knowledge Translation, Temple University  
Original date: October 20, 2014
Materials: Download the slides.

Title: Toxic Stress, Behavioral Health and the Next Major Era in Public Health
Presenters:  Richard Moore, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; David L. Shern, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Mental Health America, and Senior Associate of the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health; Andrea K. Blanch, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, SAMHSA's National Center on Trauma-Informed Care
Arthur Evans, Ph.D., Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services in Philadelphia, PA; Mady Chalk, Ph.D., MSW, Director of the Policy Center at Treatment Research Institute (TRI) in Philadelphia, PA; Sandra Bloom, M.D., Drexel School of Public Health; Elizabeth Hudson, MPH, Director, Office of Children's Services, State of Wisconsin; Leah Harris, Director, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery; Dennis Embry, Ph.D., Paxis Institute, Prevention Scientist and Purveyor
Original date: September 8, 2014
Materials: Download the slides.

Title: Funding Primary Prevention: Overcoming Challenges with Innovative Financing Mechanisms
Presenters:  Richard Moore, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; David L. Shern, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Mental Health America; Sarah Steverman, Ph.D., MSW, University of Denver; D. Max Crowley, Ph.D., Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy; Scott Waller, Washington Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery; Jennifer Webster, MPH, CHES, Community Health Analyst, Prevention Program, Lane County Public Health Oklahoma  
Original date: September 8, 2014
Materials: Download the slides.

Title: Prioritizing Primary Prevention: Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Successful Community Partnerships
Presenters:  Fran Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; David L. Shern, Ph.D., Mental Health America; Sarah M. Steverman, Ph.D., MSW, University of Denver; D. Max Croslwey, Ph.D., Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy; Dalene Dutton, MS, Five Town Communities that Care, Maine; Michael Brose, MSW, MHA Oklahoma  
Original date: September 3, 2014
Materials: Download the slides or watch the recording.

Title: Social and New Media for Mental Health Organizations
Presenters:  Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits; Mike Thornsbury, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Volunteer and Fundraiser; Jessica Kennedy, Mental Health America 
Original date: August 20, 2014
Materials: Download the slides or watch the recording. 

Title: Organization Readiness for Using Peer Supports
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Senior Director, Consumer Advocacy 
Original date: July 11, 2014
Materials: Download the slides.  


Title: The History of the Consumer Movement and Peer Supports
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Senior Director, Consumer Advocacy 
Original date: May 9, 2014
Materials: Download the slides or watch the video.  

Title: Peer Services: Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care Reform 
Presenters:  Peter Ashenden, Director of Consumer Affairs, Optum Health; Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services 
Original date: May 8, 2013
Synopsis:  This webinar, presented by Harvey Rosenthal and Peter Ashenden, explores peer services and their integration into health care reform. Learn about the importance of programs that support recovery, resilience and wellness in the workforce. This is a great opportunity to learn about coverage for peer services in Medicaid, Health Care Exchanges, health homes and managed care, and ways to advocate for them.   
Materials: Download the slides from Peter Ashenden and Harvey Rosenthal.  

Title: Coalition for Whole Health (CWH), partner of MHA webinar: State-based Advocacy for Essential Health Benefit Design for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 
Presenters:  Moe Keller, VP of Public Policy at MHA Colorado and former Colorado State Senator; Donna J. Conley, CEO, Ohio Citizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention and Treatment; Kathleen Gmeiner, Project Director, Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage; Moderator William Emmet, Senior Policy Advisor, Magna Systems, Inc. 
Original date: April 16, 2013
Synopsis:  This webinar, part of an ongoing series presented by the Coalition for Whole Health, examines what federal regulations require for the coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services in states' new health insurance marketplaces and provides examples of advocacy efforts on mental health and substance use disorder coverage from two states.   
Materials: Download the slides.  

Title: The Waterfall Effect: Transformative Impacts of Medicaid Expansion for Uninsured People with Mental illness Webinar 
Presenters:  Joel Miller, Senior Director of Policy and Healthcare Reform, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) 
Original date: April 10, 2013
Synopsis:  This webinar, presented by Joel Miller, reviews the current Medicaid program and the impact of the new Medicaid Expansion program in addressing the needs of uninsured individuals with mental illness. Topics include expanding health insurance coverage and increasing access to services, redesigning Medicaid, facilitating integration and improving quality and health information technology. Action steps for advocacy organizations and maximizing enrollment in Medicaid are also included.  
Materials: Download the slides.  

Title: Upstream Services - A Response To Sandy Hook 
Presenters:  Luis Perez, President & CEO, MHA of Connecticut; George Sugai, Professor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut; Ellen Gerrity, Associate Director of the SAMHSA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN); Mike Brose, Executive Director, MHA of Tulsa
Original date: April 4, 2013
Synopsis:  The webinar highlighted childhood and adolescent development, evidence-based practices, systems of care and SAMHSA's Trauma Network Children's Mental Health programs. 
Materials: Download the slides presented by: Luis PerezGeorge SugaiEllen GerrityMike Brose; moderator Julio Abreu

Title: Expanding What? Medicaid Benefits Under Health Care Reform 
Presenters:  Shel Gross, MPA, Director of Public Policy, MHA Wisconsin
Original date: March 28, 2013
Synopsis:  Health Care Reform means changes; Shel described who was newly eligible under the expansion and why benefit packages mattered. He discussed the range of benefit packages available and the potential impact on people with mental health and substance use conditions. 
Materials: Download the slides

Title: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Plans: Aiding Enrollment in State and Federal Insurance Programs 
Presenters:  Jenny Sullivan, Enroll America; Kevin Malone, SAMHSA
Original date: February 28, 2013
Synopsis:  With large changes coming to health insurance under the ACA and enrollment beginning in October, there is increasing confusion about health plan enrollment. In this webinar, we discuss the state exchanges and the various methods on how to enroll in a health plan. Important topics include who qualifies for what program, the ‘no wrong door' concept and benefits regarding mental health and substance use disorders. With October around the corner, this is great information for individuals and affiliates alike.
Materials: Slides from Enroll AmericaSlides from SAMHSA.

Title: Medicaid Expansion Basics: A Coalition for Whole Health Webinar
Presenters:  Suzanne Fields, Senior Advisor on Health Care Financing, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Claudia Schlosberg, Director/Health Care Policy and Research and Administration,DC Department of Health Care Finance
Original date: November 13th, 2012
Materials: Download the presentation (PDF)

Title: Affordable Care Act 101: The Basics and Mental Health Components of the Health Reform Law
Presenters:  Sarah Steverman, Director of State Policy, Mental Health America
Original date: August 15th, 2012
Materials: Download the presentation (PDF)

Title: Implications of the Supreme Court ACA Decision on Medicaid and Advocacy Strategies to Promote Implementation
Presenters:  Paul Gionfriddo, Our Health Policy Matters; and Sarah Steverman, Director of State Policy, Mental Health America
Original date: August 9th, 2012
Materials: Download the presentation (PPT)

Title: The Mental Health Treatment Study: Designs, Outcomes, Policy Implications, and Next Steps
Presenters:  Thomas Hale, Ph.D. Social Security Administration; William Frey, Ph.D., Westat, Inc.; Deborah Becker, M.Ed., and Gary Bond, Ph.D., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; Troy A. Moore, Pharm.D., MS, BCPP and Alexander L. Miller, MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Original date: July 19th, 2012
Materials: Download the presentation (PPT)

Title: Health Benefits for Service Members and Their Families: Determining What Services our Nation's Heroes Can Access When They Return Home
Presenters: Kristy Kaufmann, Suey Lee
Original date: July 18th, 2012
Materials: Download the presentation (PPT)


Title: Healthy Child Manitoba: Implementing Universal Prevention Programs for Children and Youth  
Presenters: Leanne Boyd, Dr. Dennis Embry, Dr. Rob Santos
Original date: May 31st, 2012
Materials: Download the Materials Part IPart IIPart III, and Part IV (PDF)

Title: Mental Health America Policy & Capitol Hill Day Webinar 
Presenters: Mental Health America staff
Original date: May 30th, 2012
Materials: Download the powerpoint

Title: Mental Health Promotion: Utilizing Live Your Life Well in the Community 
Presenter: Bob Decker
Original date: May 24th, 2012
Materials: Download the powerpoint or the brochure

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