Navigation Links
NHS Human Services to Host Patrick Kennedy, Keynote for Local Patriots for Parity Event

(PRWEB) September 19, 2013

The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman from Rhode Island, will be the keynote speaker at Patriots for Parity, on October 1, in the Philadelphia City Hall Council Chambers from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. The community forum will address the problems individuals with mental health and addictions issues have accessing professional care in their local communities throughout Pennsylvania.

“Access to mental health and addictions services is one of the most important and most neglected civil rights issues facing the nation,” said Kennedy. “For too long, persons living with mental disorders and addictions have suffered from discriminatory policies and practices at all levels of society.” The forum is cosponsored by NHS Human Services, the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association.

Discussion will focus on the routine problems that individuals face as they try to secure professional care and services in their local communities as well as strategies and solutions. Panelists will include:

  • Honorable M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services
  • Dr. Arthur Evans, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
  • Ms. Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Ms. Lynn Katz, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
  • Dr. Richard Edley, President and CEO of the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association.

Consumers, consumer advocates, community representatives, mental health and addictions professionals, and representatives from the business and insurer communities will also be present to provide input and experiences. This event will give a voice to individuals experiencing problems receiving much needed care. Congressman Kennedy promises to “make mental health and addiction care in Pennsylvania a reality.”

Identification is required to enter City Hall. Additional information and registration information is available at or by calling Jane Rivera at 610.260.4611.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. China Human Rabies Vaccine Industry 2013 Analysis & 2017 Forecasts in New Research Report at
2. Human Touch® Goes Beyond Zero Gravity With the PCX-720, the Next Generation Perfect Chair®
3. Novel Vaccine Approach to Human Cytomegalovirus Found Effective Says UC Davis Study
4. HUMAN Healthy Vending Expands Into 73 New Markets in 90 Days, Launches Industry-First Healthy Micro-Market Platform
5. NIH clinical study establishes human model of influenza pathogenesis
6. SoloHealth Enters Agreement with Department of Health & Human Services to Promote the New Healthcare Insurance Marketplace
7. Colorado State University-Global Campus Launches New Online Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services
8. Corepoint Health User Conference Keynote Presentation to Feature Disruptive Innovation and Human-Centered Design
9. Heritage Woods of Dwight Affordable Assisted Living Invites Community to Meet Animals During Humane Society Visit
10. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Named “Champion for Coverage” by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
11. Dahryn Delivers Empowering Discourse on How to Benefit Humanity
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the ... can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived ... eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the ... Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First ... United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell ... facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: