Future of Mental Healthcare 2022 Agenda

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Summit Agenda

  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • Thursday, November 10th
Wednesday, November 9th
8:00 AM PT

Registration & Networking 

9:00 AM PT

Chairs Opening Remarks 

9:10 AM PT

Keynote Presentation: How can we Move the Needle Forward with Mental Healthcare?

  • A deep dive into how collaboration between physical and mental primary care providers can manage the influx of patients 
  • Discussing the role tech will play in moving the needle forward with behavioral healthcare 
  • What tools can we use to improve access, engagement and outcomes in substance use disorder and mental health care?

Jennifer Christian-Herman, Vice President, Mind Body Medicine/Behavioral Health, Blue Shield of California

9:35 AM PT

Keynote Panel Discussion with Open Q&A:  How can we Create a Continuum of Care to Support Patients?

Despite the majority of mental health problems presenting in primary care, mental health has historically been siloed from physical health, which has led to a lack of coverage and access. Evidence highlights that integrating behavioral health into primary care improves access and clinical outcomes, and reduces costs and stigma. We need to reimagine the delivery of care across the continuum and integrate mental health and substance use health care into primary health care. 

  • How can we design better systems and support patients in navigating this system?
  • What barriers need to be overcome to fully integrate behavioral health care into primary care?
  • How can the Collaborative Care Model support primary care givers?
  • What resources can we utilize to improve the pathway to care?
  • How do we make these whole-person solutions available on a national level?

Moderated by: ,

Jennifer Christian-Herman, Vice President, Mind Body Medicine/Behavioral Health, Blue Shield of California

David Lin, President, California Psychological Association

Caroline Carney, President, Magellan Behavioral Health; Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health

10:20 AM PT

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:00 AM PT

Presentation: Why Medicaid is Essential to the Future of Mental Health

Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children’s Trust

11:25 AM PT
Fireside Chat: Supporting Informed Mental Health Choices 
  • The role of content creation in helping consumers make informed mental health decisions
  • The importance of disseminating evidence based psychoeducation content
  • How to meet users where they are in creating clinical content that is accessible and engaging

Marjorie Morrison, CEO & Co-Founder, Psych Hub

Jessica DiVento, Global Head of Mental Health, YouTube 

11:55 AM PT

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: Bringing the Patient Experience into Delivery Solutions we Provide for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

  • How do we ensure people with lived experience are engaged in designing solutions for the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder care?
  • What is the role of payers and providers in ensuring this?
  • Elevating the goals, preferences and needs of the patient when delivering  mental health and substance disorder care

Moderated by: Brandon Staglin, President, One Mind

Merrill Friedman, RVP, Inclusive Policy & Advocacy, Elevance Health  

Mason Turner, Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Intermountain Healthcare


12:40 PM PT

Lunch & Networking

2:00 PM PT

Fireside Chat: Breaking the Paradigm of the Traditional Delivery of Care System

  • Exploring why it is important to challenge the traditional stakeholder relationships
  • Discussing how we can break the silos to accelerate behavioral healthcare services
  • What are the areas of synergies that we can lean into to innovate the traditional delivery of care system? 

Moderated by: Tam Nguyen, Director, Ambulatory Care, Mental Health & Addiction Care, Sutter Health

Tammer Attallah, Executive Clinical Director, Intermountain Healthcare

Nina Vasan, Founder & Executive Director, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation

2:30 PM PT

Presentation: Evolution of Precision Care

  • Though Precision Medicine is a relatively new term, how has the concept been demonstrated in healthcare for years?
  • How are digital tools the new frontier for continuing progress made in precision care?
  • What opportunities are there for treating the whole person, using a combination of digital and human care, that allow for the replacement of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to personalized connected care?

Alyssa Dietz, Senior Director of Precision Care Strategy, Twill


2:55 PM PT

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: The Future of Mental Health Policy

Great progress has been made in accelerating mental health care due to Covid, and we need to ensure that policies are put in place to prevent the progress from stalling. How can we harness bipartisan support in congress for mental health reform? This chat will dive into how these ambitious policies are shaping and predict what they are going to look like. 

  • Coming out of a public health emergency, what policies need to be put in place to facilitate better access to  evidence based treatment?
  • What barriers need to be overcome to enforce and achieve mental health parity?
  • How can we fund and enforce these policies? 
  • What does the future of mental health policy look like? 

Moderated by: Rebecca Bagley, President & CEO, The Kennedy Forum 

Bradley Lerner, Director, Public Policy, Manager, Behavioral Health and Enterprise Issues, Elevance Health 

Charles Ingoglia, President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Andy Keller, President and CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

3:40 PM PT

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

4:10 PM PT

Presentation: The Promise of 988 

The transition to 988 represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen suicide prevention efforts and transform behavioral health crisis services. Join Dr. Richard McKeon & Etan Raskas as they share early results and reflections on 988 implementation and highlight SAMHSA’s vision for strengthening crisis care in communities across the country.

Richard McKeon, Branch Chief, Suicide Prevention, Center for Mental Health Services

Etan Raskas, Chief of Staff, 988 and Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office 


4:35 PM PT

Presentation: Use of Natural Language Processing for Language-Based Mental Health Triage and Resource Allocation

Mental healthcare has a serious shortage in resources and yet even those limited resources are not appropriately allocated to match each individual patient’s needs. That is mainly because beyond a few subjective and crude questionnaires, we do not have accurate and objective methods of evaluating each patients’ problems to match them with the resources that properly address their individual needs. At OPTT, we have developed a proprietary Natural Language Processing algorithm that can provide a quantitative evaluation of patients’ mental status, using their language use. Combining the outcomes of our algorithm with other standardized questionnaires (i.e. PHQ-9 & GAD-7), we were able to predict care outcome (e.g. care compliance or clinical improvement) of patients across 4 previous clinical trials. Using this data driven algorithm, we have developed a triage module that suggests the care plan and the intensity of care, tailored to each individual patient’s needs, supporting significantly improved care outcomes.

Mohsen Omrani, Co-Founder and CEO, OPTT

5:00 PM PT

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: How can we strengthen the Capacity of the Behavioral Healthcare Delivery System

It is estimated that the US needs an additional 4.4 million professionals to cover the demand for mental healthcare services. With the huge increase in demand following the pandemic, and with increased provider burnout, it is clear we are going to need innovative ways to meet this demand. 

  • How can we expand and diversify of the mental health and substance use workforce?
  • How can we increase evidence based mental health services and embed providers in non-traditional settings?
  • What role is telehealth going to play in helping tackle the workforce shortage?
  • How can we support the mental health of providers, extend their reach and ensure they are working at the top of their license?
  • What incentives for entering the profession need to be put in place? 

Moderated by: Murray Zucker, Chief Medical Officer, Twill

Brandon Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Triad

Elizabeth Horevitz, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Marin Community Clinics

Colleen Marshall, VP of Clinical Care, Two Chairs 

5:45 PM PT

Chairs Closing Remarks 


5:50 PM PT

Close of The Future of Mental Healthcare Summit Day 1

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Thursday, November 10th
8:00 AM PT

Registration & Networking 

9:00 AM PT

Chairs Opening Remarks 

Lori Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, AIM Youth Mental Health

9:10 AM PT

Presentation: Elevating the Voice of Youth in their Mental Healthcare Journey

  • Discussing how we can engage and empower youth 
  • Infusing the youth perspective into mental health advocacy, acceptance, and outreach

Barb Solish, Director, Youth and Young Adult Initiatives, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Merrill Friedman, RVP, Inclusive Policy & Advocacy, Elevance Health  

 Guiying (Angel) Zhong, Next Gen Youth Advisor, NAMI

9:40 AM PT

Presentation: Igniting the Power of Youth to Address the Mental Health Crisis

In December 2021, US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued a report and call to action about the mental health crisis faced by our nation’s youth. “The challenges today’s generation of young people face are unprecedented and uniquely hard to navigate,” he wrote. “And the effect these challenges have had on their mental health is devastating.” 

 Among the key recommendations: “Elevate the voices of youth.” In this session, we will hear from three teens who, with 40 youth from throughout Monterey County, created, distributed, and analyzed a peer-to-peer a county-wide youth mental health survey. Some of their findings are surprising, some are heartbreaking.

The youth will help us discover:

  • How Youth Advisory Boards can move beyond tokenism to empowering youth as leaders and experts.
  • Why those directly impacted by an issue should be at the table, conducting research, and driving solutions.
  • Why the youth voice is essential in addressing the mental health crisis plaguing their generation.
  • What works and what doesn’t from the youth perspective when rolling out initiatives designed to support them.

Moderated by Lori Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, AIM Youth Mental Health

Giovanna Panetta, Youth Advisory Board, AIM Youth Mental Health

Citlalli Nava, Youth Advisory Board, AIM Youth Mental Health

Marwa Sahak, Youth Advisory Board, AIM Youth Mental Health

10:10 AM PT

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: Strategies to Break Down Access Barriers to Mental Healthcare Service for Youth  

  • What are we currently doing that is working well?
  • What are the barriers and disparities which prevent youth accessing mental health care services?
  • What role do we each play in addressing the barriers to care in our current system?
  • What system would improve access to mental healthcare services for youth?

Moderated by: Kelly Davis, Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy, Mental Health America

Nghia Do, Youth Mental Health Advocate, California Children’s Trust

Deborah Fernandez-Turner, Interim Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna, CVS Health company

Helen Hsu, Director of Outreach, Stanford University CAPS

Amrita Rai, Clinical Director- Community Behavioral Health, Inland Empire Health Plan

10:55 AM PT

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:40 AM PT

Presentation: How to Increase Efficiency while Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health Systems

  • Discuss the realities of our current mental health system, which puts the burden of finding the right care on patients in crisis
  • Understand why the therapeutic alliance is key to patient outcomes in therapy, and how to build strong alliances at scale
  • Learn how to use matching to increase access to quality mental health care

Alex Katz, Founder and CEO, Two Chairs 

12:10 PM PT

Presentation: Population Based Care in Mental Health

  • A review of The Permanente Medical Group’s  SPMI (Severe Persistent Mental Illness ) program
    • Leveraging pharmacists for management of patients with severe persistent mental illness
  • A Review of The Permanente Medical Group’s Virtual ADAPT ( Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient centered Treatment Goals) program
    • Treating patients with Mild to Moderate Depression and Anxiety leveraging a collaborative Care model
  • A discussion of Depression Care HEDIS Metrics

Maria Koshy, MD Chair of Chiefs of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, The Permanente Medical Group

Inderpreet Dhillon, MD MBA Regional Medical Director of Mental Health Virtual Care Programs, The Permanente Medical Group

12:40 PM PT

Closing Discussion: How can we Improve Outcomes in Behavioral Healthcare: Value Based Care and Evidence Based Care 

  • How can we move towards rewarding mental healthcare for outcomes rather than volume 
  • Where is the evidence currently lacking, and what research still needs to be done?
  • Discussing how we can improve outcomes through value-based and evidence-based care
  • Using measurement based care to improve outcomes in behavioral healthcare

Moderated by: Lori Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, AIM Youth Mental Health

Chris Barton, Senior Director, Integrated Systems of Care & Network Innovation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey

Mira Parwiz-Shamel, Director- Addiction Medicine Services Division, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

John Peloquin, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Behavioral Health

1:25 PM PT

Chairs Closing Remarks 

Lori Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, AIM Youth Mental Health

Close of The Future of Mental Healthcare Summit 2022

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