Creating a Movement – How to Sustain and Grow
Community Behavioral Health in Connecticut
As Connecticut explores opportunities to expand access to behavioral health care, we want to learn from similar movements that have expanded access to services in other areas of the human services delivery system. The next BHECON forum will bring together providers, foundation representatives, state agency officials, and other stakeholders to identify the core elements of building a successful movement for change. The discussion will focus on the ways the effort to end chronic homelessness has made significant progress in Connecticut.
Join us to hear how a sustained and successful movement for policy change was built. Through presentations and moderated dialogue, speakers and participants will explore lessons from the homelessness model that could be repeated in the behavioral health space. Attendees will leave the forum with concrete ideas about how to unite around a common agenda for change.
The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Farley, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy at the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Alicia Woodsby, Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
Janice Elliot, Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust
Alison Cunningham, CEO, Columbus House
Steve DiLella, Director of Individual and Family Support Program Unit, Department of Housing
Alice Minervino, Behavioral Health Program Manager, Housing & Homeless Services, Department of Mental Health &Addiction Services
Please join us at 12:30 for registration, networking and lunch served by The Kitchen at Billings Forge.