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Mental health innovators on the integration of mental and physical health services and the promise of improved outcomes for kids

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Mind the Gap: Integrating Physical & Mental Health Care

Featuring Heather Alderman, Barbara Bowman, Ricardo Estrada, Bennett Leventhal, MD, and Cathy Mavrolas, PhD, with Gery Chico Presented at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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

ADDRESS

HAROLD S. KOPLEWICZ, MD
President, Child Mind Institute

PANEL

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.