Upcoming event: Zarrow Mental Health Symposium

zarrow symposiumMental Health Association Oklahoma will host the 21st annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium September 17 – 18, 2015 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa (100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103). This year’s theme is “Integrating Healthcare: Treating Mind, Body, and Spirit.” The symposium will focus on integrative and collaborative health care designed to reconcile the fragmented, sometimes incompatible mental and physical health care that people with mental illness frequently experience. The agenda, including a full list of breakout sessions, is available here

Confirmed plenary speakers include Dr. Susan T. Azrin, Program Chief of the Primary Care Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health; Dr. Andrew Bertagnolli, Senior Manager for Behavioral Health at Kaiser Permante Care Management Institute; and Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and one of the nation’s most respected health care journalists. More than 700 mental health professionals, advocates, those impacted by mental illness, and their loved ones from across the US are expected to attend. You can register here.



Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in January 2014. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern. A Kansas City native, Carly graduated from the University of Tulsa in December 2013 with a BA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification Program, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking program, and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa. She previously served as board president for United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. At OK Policy, Carly supervises policy staff and conducts research focusing on health care and the safety net.

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