NYU Conference Will Focus on New State and Federal Laws Set to Change Primary and Behavioral Health Care System in New York

Policy makers, practitioners, and experts will explore the ramifications of new laws affecting the primary and behavioral healthcare system on which millions of New Yorkers rely.

A mix of policy makers, practitioners, and experts in health care will gather at New York University on Wednesday, December 5, to explore the ramifications of major state and federal laws that have changed the primary and behavioral healthcare system on which millions of New Yorkers rely.

The all-day conference co-sponsored by the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s Office of Global and Lifelong Learning and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

Media coverage is invited.

The event is called “Preparing for a Changing a Primary and Behavioral Healthcare System: Cultivating Knowledge and Skills to Meet the Challenge.” Other sponsors include the Clinic Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH), the Institute for Community Living (ICL), and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

Publicly funded mental health, substance use, and primary care providers assist those made vulnerable by social, economic, physical, and psychological health challenges. The New York State Medicaid Redesign Commission and the U.S. Affordable Care Act have emphasized the need to integrate care across systems with the dual goal of increasing the quality of care and controlling costs. Organizations across New York State are working to grapple with these changes while providing the highest quality care.

Presenters will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with: creating an integrated system of care that has implications for workforce development; the engagement and involvement of peers and family members; the use of information and data to promote quality and business efficiencies; the adoption of evidence-based practices, and the changing roles of primary and behavioral healthcare providers. The event is supported by FEGS Health and Human Service System Services for the Underserved; Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS); and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

For more information please contact conference coordinator Stephanie Kaplan at 212.998.5897 or stephanie.kaplan@nyu.edu.

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