Welcome from Linda Rosenberg
Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO
National Council for Behavioral Health
Welcome NatCon17! And welcome to those of you across the country who will be joining us through social media. We’ll be connecting and sharing views in ways that weren’t possible just a few years ago. And we want to know what you’re thinking – inside the Washington Convention Center and outside. Just tweet #NatCon17 and #BH365!
This conference is a year-long labor of love for our team, and you deserve it. NatCon is an annual opportunity to come together to get ideas, to meet friends old and new and to spend a few days recharging your passion.
Today, we need this intellectual reset more than ever. With a new administration, a new Congress and a newfound objective to protect the gains we have made, there is much to learn, explore and consider in the next few days.
Access to available, elective services is still our true north.
The question is, has the path we planned to use to get there changed? That’s just one of the provocative topics we’ll be exploring! The opioid epidemic, justice and the school-to-jail pipeline, medication-assisted treatment, building better CEOs, diversity and so much more. But we’ll still have time for fun and celebrating our own at the Awards of Excellence. And don’t miss our Solutions Pavilion!
We promised you that NatCon17 would be health care’s biggest and best behavioral health care conference — and we’ve worked hard to deliver. I hope you brought your insights, your questions and a good pair of walking shoes — you’ll be covering lots of ground, both literally and figuratively.
There is definitely something special around every corner at NatCon17. This year, that something special is you.
Talk! Tweet! Share! From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, DC. From Pittsburgh to Portland. Santa Fe to San Antonio. Atlanta to Altoona. Oshkosh to Oklahoma City. And from the Convention Center’s Atrium Lobby to the Tahoma Rooms.
We are glad you are here and we want to hear from you.
And keep coming to www.TheNationalCouncil.org/NatConToday. We’ll be making updates as more information comes in.