Nov. 12 - Listening Session on Improving Community Mental Health


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Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time
Register today to attend an upcoming listening session about criteria development for the Demonstration Program To Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). Participants can attend in person or via webcast.
Section 223 seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. The clinics will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental and/or substance use disorders.
Additional Information and Resources:
Event Location:
Sugarloaf/Seneca Conference Room
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
Questions or Comments?
Please email

Scholarship, Volunteer Opportunities at the 2015 National Family and Youth Conference

October 28, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro

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Scholarship, Volunteer Opportunities at the 2015 National Family and Youth Conference

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for its scholarship and volunteer programs for the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina February 19 to 20. The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship program is Wednesday, December 3. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form and email the completed application to Alliance Conference Associate Jaime Colman at
More information about the scholarship program and the application process is available on the scholarships page of the conference website. If you have already applied online for a scholarship for the 2015 Family and Youth Conference through the conference website, please consider applying again. Due to a technical issue with the conference website, the Alliance has not received any applications already submitted.
Conference Reminder: Volunteer Opportunities
Individuals who are interested in volunteering at the conference can receive complimentary conference registration. To learn more about opportunities to volunteer, please email inquiries to Alliance Conference Associate Jaime Colman at

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