Public invited to forum about changes to Iowa's Mental Health System


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:27 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:39 pm
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Press release submitted by United Way of the Quad Cities Area


Families and care providers will also have the opportunity to have a discussion with Quad-City legislators

DAVENPORT, IA – On Friday, January 25, the community is invited to learn more about Iowa's Mental Health Redesign, how it affects them and to ask questions of Quad-City legislators. Location:Adler Health Education Center, Genesis Medical Center,1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport.

Families, service providers, case workers and nurses are encouraged to attend to learn about these changes. Professionals can also qualify for learning credits.

Presenters include experts in the mental health field and there will be a special open forum discussion with Representatives Linda Miller and Cindy Winckler. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Mental Health Redesign 101: Adult & Children's Issues
January 25 from 7:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

7:30am: Focus on Adults with Lori Elam, Scott County Community Services Director
and Anne Armknecht, Vera French Mental Health Center CEO

8:20am: Focus on Youth with Debra Waldron, MD, MPH, University of Iowa Children's Hospital

9:10am: Advocacy Discussion with Representatives Linda Miller and Cindy Winckler

10 - 10:30am: Q/A with all presenters

To RSVP, call Amy Daniels at 563-344-0344, or email adaniels@unitedwayqc.org.

"Opening access to mental health services for our youth is a priority for us at United Way," said Scott Crane, president, United Way of the Quad Cities Area. "We know that it's essential to improving the health of our community, which is essential to a quality life and a strong community."


















 




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