National Council Conference
May 5-7, 2014 in Washington, DC National Council Conference (NatCon14) Post by National Council for Behavioral Health. Get a taste of the National Council conference… …through past program books. 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring Patrick Kennedy, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin 2012 Conference in Chicago, Illinois, featuring Tom Daschle […]
Hill Day 2013
Each year, 500+ behavioral health executives, administrators, board members, consumers, and community stakeholders come to Washington, D.C. for the National Council’s Hill Day. Participants attend a full day of sessions on federal behavioral healthcare policy, followed by visits with their elected officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment.
Mental Health First Aid
1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to detect — even when friends and family of someone who appears to be developing mental illness can tell that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment – which means that all too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. As a society, we largely remain ignorant about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and we ignore our role as responsible community members to help people experiencing these illnesses.
Social Work Graduate Education
To support the recruitment and retention of a quality behavioral health workforce by its member organizations, the National Council has formed a partnership with the University of Southern California School of Social Work.
Healthcare Training & Development Courses
The National Council offers unique, top-notch training and development opportunities for a range of behavioral healthcare staff — from CEOs, CFOs, and medical directors to executive assistants, accountants, and case managers.
Featured course: Middle Management Academy
The Middle Management Academy, the only program of its kind for future healthcare leaders, has graduated 2,000 managers to the leadership fast track and has earned the appreciation of participants as well as their CEOs. It’s an intensive, practical, and interactive training that helps participants understand what great managers do differently.