Mental Health America's 2013 Conference: Why Wellness Works

Organization: Mental Health America

Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Location: National Harbor, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2013 / 1:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2013 / 10:00 pm - (EST)
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Mental Health America’s 2013 Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthroughs and Pathways to Whole Health— at the National Harbor in Maryland— will examine where we stand and where we are headed in implementing wellness strategies for society at large.

Featuring keynote addresses by Geoffrey Canada, President & CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone on Friday, June 7th and Dr. James O. Prochaska. Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, June 8th.

Wellness-focused breakout sessions addressing:

  • Comorbidity
  • Consumer-Directed Wellness
  • School-based Wellness
  • Spirituality
  • Intimacy
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act

MHA’s 2013 Annual Conference will include:

  • Leading experts who will examine all aspects of wellness and its role in achieving whole health for individuals and communities.
  • Policy Matters Workshops where Mental Health America advocacy and policy staff and other experts will dig into how new policies and laws are supporting wellness initiatives.
  • Our annual Capitol Hill Day when attendees reach out to key decision-makers and lobby their Members of Congress to support critical legislative priorities.
  • A Health & Wellness Expo featuring interactive experiences, mental and general health indicators screenings and the opportunity to build a network of professional contacts to help bring these new ideas and tools to their own communities.

Target Audiences include:

  • 240 local Mental Health America affiliates
  • Licensed mental health professionals
  • Employee assistance and human resource professionals
  • Workplace wellness professionals
  • Holistic practitioners
  • Substance use counselors
  • Peer support specialists
  • Prevention specialists
  • Case managers
  • Community advocates
  • Health care consumers and their families
  • Professionals engaged in social services, health care and public policy




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