Online Program

Headliner Session. Interrupting the Sequelae of Social Determinants: Integrating Prevention Strategies into Behavioral Health

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
According to the World Health Organization, “improvement of the mental health of individuals is essential in order to attain health.” Mental health promotion and prevention strategies interrupt negative social determinants. Prevention, when aligned and integrated into public behavioral health systems, plays an essential role in changing the onset and course of mental health symptoms for individuals and populations. This session addresses using Prevention strategies to promote protective factors and reduce risk. Presenters will discuss initiatives that integrate mental health prevention/stigma reduction into behavioral health care policy and practice – wellness initiatives within the national business community, the Affordable Care Act, and the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act in California.
Session Objectives: Describe how Behavioral Health, when aligned with private and public population health approaches, fosters the widespread adoption of a culture of well being. Describe how prevention, when aligned and integrated into Public Behavioral Health systems, impacts the onset and course of mental health symptoms. Define Return-on-Investment in the context of statewide prevention and early intervention programs, and summarize ROI estimates for a statewide suicide prevention initiative.
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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