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Agenda

Objective: To develop a national action plan to promote wellness for people with mental illnesses and prevent and reduce co-morbidity and early mortality.

Monday, September 17, 2007
7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (Washington Theater Foyer) Welcoming Remarks (Washington Theater)
Terry L. Cline, Ph.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Director, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SAMHSA Meeting Overview (Washington Theater) Kathy Muscari, Director, Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center, Meeting Facilitator

9:30 a.m.

Defining Wellness: Key Principles, Elements, and Barriers
(Washington Theater)

Moderator: David Chambers, Ph.D., Associate Director, Dissemination and Implementation Research, National Institute of Mental Health Panelists: Sarah R. Linde-Feucht, M.D., Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Gilberto Romero, Director, De Sol a Sol Joseph Parks, M.D., Chair, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Medical Directors’ Council Discussion Highlights: This panel will describe recent developments in defining and understanding the key principles and elements of wellness and barriers to wellness for persons with mental illnesses.

10:45 a.m.

Break (Washington Theater Foyer)

11:00 a.m.

A Call to Action: Setting Forth and Signing on to an Overall Vision and Goal (Washington Theater)
A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Director, CMHS, SAMHSA Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, CMHS, SAMHSA Discussion Highlights: An overall vision and goal for a National Wellness Action Plan will be presented; individuals and organizations will be invited to pledge their support.

12:00 p.m.

Luncheon Session - Strategies for Promoting Wellness
(Washington Theater)

Moderator: Ken Jue, M.S.W., C.E.O., Monadnock Family Services Panelists: Effective Policies and Practices Anita Everett, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., Section Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Training and Education Peggy Swarbrick, Ph. D., Director of Training, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Data Strategies Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Programs, Constella Group Discussion Highlights: This panel will share major findings and recommendations in the above areas based on briefing papers that have been developed for the Summit.

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Groups on Strategies
A. Effective Policies and Practices (Wilson) Facilitator: Ken Gill, Ph.D., C.P.R.P., Chair and Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey B. Training and Education (Truman) Facilitator: Sherry Jenkins-Tucker, Executive Director, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network C. Data Strategies (Monroe) Facilitator: David Shern, Ph.D., C.E.O., Mental Health America Discussion Highlights: These breakout groups will examine findings from the previous panel and further identify current and needed strategies in these areas.

3:00 p.m.

Break (Washington Theater Foyer)
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3:15 p.m.

Contextual Issues in Promoting Wellness (Washington Theater)
Moderator: Sue Bergeson, President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Panelists: Culture Mareasa Isaacs, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations Families and Youth Celia Serkin, Director of Montgomery County, Maryland, Chapter, Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Older Adults Stephen Bartels, M.D., Director, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center Spirituality Rev. Bob Dell, Board Chair, Pathways to Promise Trauma Rhonda Elsey-Jones, Trauma Knowledge Utilization Project Discussion Highlights: This panel will review and provide recommendations regarding contextual issues when promoting wellness for persons with mental illnesses.

5:00 p.m.

Day 1 Ends

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Informal Networking (Washington Theater Foyer) Promoting Wellness on Various Levels (panel 1) (Washington Theater)
Moderator: Laurie Alexander, Ph.D., Program Officer, Hogg Foundation Panelists: Promoting Wellness on the Individual Level Lauren Spiro, Director of Public Policy, National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations Promoting Wellness on the Family Level Michael Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Promoting Wellness Among Mental Health Providers Linda Rosenberg, M.S.W., C.S.W., President and C.E.O., National Council for Community Behavioral Health Promoting Wellness Among Primary Care Providers Benjamin Druss, M.D., M.P.H., Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health, Emory University Discussion Highlights: This panel will address how wellness can be promoted at four distinct levels, with a focus on strategies that work. The presentations and discussion will provide a basis for the work of break-out groups that follow.

10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Break (Washington Theater Foyer) Promoting Wellness on Various Levels (panel 2) (Washington Theater)
Moderator: Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D., Director of Services, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Panelists: Promoting Wellness at Academic and Research Settings Rohan Ganguli, M.D., Chief of Services & Research for Recovery in Serious Mental Illness, University of Pittsburgh Promoting Wellness at the State Level Gayle Jordan-Randolph, M.D., Clinical Director, Mental Hygiene Administration, Maryland Promoting Wellness at the Federal Level Ken Thompson, M.D., Associate Director for Medical Affairs, CMHS, SAMHSA Discussion Highlights: This panel will address how wellness can be promoted at three distinct levels, with a focus on strategies that work. The presentations and discussion will provide a basis for the work of break-out groups that follow. 4

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon Session – Wellness in the Future (Washington Theater)
Moderator: Risa Fox, M.S., A.C.S.W., Public Health Advisor, CMHS, SAMHSA Speaker: Barbara Mauer, M.S.W., C.M.C., Managing Consultant, Strategic & Organizational Planning, MCPP Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Groups on Identifying Wellness-Promotion Strategies on Various Levels
A. Individual Level (Monroe) Facilitator: John Allen, Executive Staff, New York Office of Mental Health B. Family and Community Levels (Wilson) Facilitator: Lisa Rubenstein, Project Officer, CMHS, SAMHSA C. Provider Level (Truman) Facilitator: Marcie Granahan, C.A.E., C.E.O., United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association D. Academic/Researcher Level (Washington Theater) Facilitator: David Chambers, Ph.D., Associate Director of Dissemination and Implementation Research, National Institute of Mental Health E. Policy Levels: State, County and Federal (Jackson) Facilitator: Carole Schauer, M.S., R.N., Senior Consumer Affairs Specialist, CMHS, SAMHSA Discussion Highlights: The five concurrent breakout groups will review the major findings of the panel presentation and identify existing and needed strategies for promoting the key principles and elements of wellness in the identified levels.

3:00 p.m.

Next Steps and Adjourn (Washington Theater)
Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, CMHS, SAMHSA

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