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National Council Issues Request for Presentations
October 3, 2008

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has issued a call for presentations for the 39th Annual National Council Conference April 6 – 8, 2009, in San Antonio, TX. The National Council suggests presentations on the following topics:

  • Social inclusion and recovery
  • Mental health and addictions prevention and early intervention
  • Health initiatives
  • Public education
  • Cross system and community collaborations
  • Adult and veterans mental health treatment and rehabilitation services
  • Children and family services
  • Continuity of care
  • Ethics
  • Leadership and workforce development
  • Financing and management of service systems
  • Business operations
  • Data driven decision making
  • Implementation of evidence based practices
  • Science and emerging applications
  • Research and academic affiliations
  • Information technology
  • Messaging, marketing and media
  • Fundraising
  • Board development, governance and leadership
  • Global initiatives

The deadline for proposals is October 17. Proposed workshops should be interactive; feature a program, service, or initiative that is practical and replicable; and demonstrate measurable outcomes. Workshops must also provide concrete tools that attendees can quickly and easily implement in their organizations. Proposals may be submitted online. For more information about terms and conditions, visit the National Council web site at www.thenationalcouncil.org. To suggest potential speakers, topics, or conference activities, contact Jeannie Campbell at the National Council.

PCPA’s contractual arrangement with the National Council allows association members to join for a fraction of the regular dues. National Council members attend the conference at a significant savings. Association members interested in joining the National Council should contact PCPA Membership and Marketing Coordinator Steve Neidlinger (717-364-3280 or steve@paproviders.org).

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