Monday, October 30, 2017

WEBINAR: Mental and Emotional Well-Being

2017 Webinar Series
The National Prevention Strategy:
Health Across the Life Span

Presented by Region VIII Federal Partners

Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET)

2:00-2:05  Welcome and Adobe Connect Logistics
Speaker: Cherri Pruitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII Maternal and Child Health Consultant

2:05-2:20  What IS the National Prevention Strategy: Setting the Stage
Speaker: Charles Smith, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Region VIII Regional Administrator

2:20-2:40  Know A New Mom Who's Feeling Down?
Learn about Colorado's efforts to develop and implement a public awareness campaign as a component of their multi-pronged approach to address maternal mental health. The campaign is designed to improve awareness and knowledge of pregnancy-related depression and anxiety, as well as improve perceptions and attitudes toward seeking help.
Speaker: Mandy Bakulski, Maternal Wellness & Early Childhood Section Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment 

2:40-3:00  Expanding the Reach of Wellness Initiatives: A Communities of  Practice Model
New technologies are providing exciting distance learning opportunities to deliver capacity-building training and education for medical and behavioral health providers in rural and frontier communities.  In this presentation, you will learn how these technologies are being used by providers, including the ‘Build a Clinic Program’ case model.
Speaker: Jim Pavlik, MA, Program and Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, University of Colorado-Denver

3:00-3:20  SAMHSA’s 8 Dimensions of Wellness
Learn more about SAMHSA’s efforts to reduce the mortality gap for individuals with serious mental illness.
Speaker: Carlton Speight, HHS-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

3:20-3:30 Questions & Answers and Additional Resources


 Please contact: RegionVIIIFedPartners@HHS.GOV with any questions, to be added to our direct webinar series distribution list, or to request a written transcript of this event.

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