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Register Now: Changing Practice, Changing Lives 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) invite you to the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium: Changing Practice, Changing Lives.

Join the conversation with professionals, consumers, family members, peers and advocates to discuss promising and innovative practices in behavioral health to strengthen our communities. In addition, community representatives, non-profit leaders, and public health officials are also encouraged to participate.

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When: September 10-11, 2018
Where: Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge - 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Cost: $40 per day

Hotel Booking Link
Select "Book Now" in the upper corner of the webpage.
Corporate ID and Group Code are both OBH.
2 room choices for the approved state rate of $105.00 per night plus applicable taxes
Group Rate is valid for booking for 9/10 only

Confirmed agenda speakers and topics include:
Dr. Westley Clark
General Russel Honoré
The United Houma Nation


Changing Bias in Mental Health
Coalitions: The Path to Healthy Communities
Behavioral Healthcare for the Homeless: Myth Busting
Opioid Epidemic Facilitated Town Hall Discussion
Recovery Reception: A Personal Recovery Perspective


Background on the Event:
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the state agency that manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. Based on the premise that people who receive proper care and a supportive environment can recover from mental illness and addiction, OBH is dedicated to the development of a competent workforce that is adequately trained and committed to the welfare of the people it serves. This includes ensuring the implementation of behavioral health best practices that are culturally competent, responsive to the changing needs of the service system, and built on a foundation of continuous quality improvement. OBH seeks to improve the general welfare of the citizens of Louisiana through the promotion of behavioral health best practices across the state. To achieve this objective, OBH in partnership with LPHI will host a summit in Baton Rouge during the fall of 2018.