We know that frequently physical health impacts mental health and mental health impacts physical health. Yet, the health care system has historically treated mental and physical health separately. Our Speak Up for Kids Chicago panelists will discuss innovative approaches to improve the quality of care provided to youth and families of our country, and those of Chicago. They’ll talk about the benefits they have seen from addressing mental and physical health conditions in a coordinated, collaborative manner. They’ll also talk about the challenges with integrated care, and what is being done to address them.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Host Committee: Anne M. and Edward M. Burke, J. Ira Harris, and Joyce and Dusty Sang
4:00 - 5:30pm OPENING REMARKS
MICHI MARSHALL AND THE CHICAGO BEARS’ BRANDON MARSHALL The Brandon Marshall Foundation
HAROLD S. KOPLEWICZ, MD President, Child Mind Institute
HEATHER HIGGINS ALDERMAN President, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
BARBARA BOWMAN Founder and Professor, Erikson Institute
RICARDO ESTRADA President and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services
BENNETT LEVENTHAL, MD Irving B. Harris Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Emertus, University of Chicago; Research Scientist, The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
CATHY MAVROLAS, PHD Chief Psychologist and Director of Training in Psychology, LaRabida Children’s Hospital
GERY J. CHICO (MODERATOR) Chairman, Illinois State Board of Education; Senior Partner, Chico & Nunes, P.C.
5:30 - 6:30pm RECEPTION
This event was made possible by the generosity of Sindey Garber. Special thanks to the Museum of Science and Industry.