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    States Prepare for the Newly Insured: A Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs

    Monday, May 13, 12-1:30pm Eastern

    Of the 22 million uninsured expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, more than 4 million projected to take-up coverage will have mental health or substance use disorders. On this webinar, after a brief overview of new data made available by SAMHSA, state and local officials and other experts talked about how states are preparing to ensure service access for these individuals newly covered through Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges.  Join the online discussion to ask a question or share your expertise.

    Moderators:

    Suzanne Fields, Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Health Financing, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Neva Kaye, Managing Director, National Academy for State Health Policy 
    Overview:
    SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit

    Tami Mark, Vice President of Behavioral Health and Quality Research, Truven Health Analytics

    State Speakers:
    John Easterday, Former Administrator for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Wisconsin

    Jane Beyer, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Disability Services, Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration, Washington

    Brian Hepburn, Executive Director, Mental Hygiene Administration, Maryland
     

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