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Apr

29

Forum Friday: Responding to Emerging Behavioral Health Challenges

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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What is Forum Friday? In this webinar format, we discuss a timely research topic and invite notable guests and Forum members to join the conversation. While this virtual event series doesn't replace our in-person events, we hope this can be a way to keep you informed and connected on our state's most pressing public policy issues.

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Responding to Emerging Behavioral Health Challenges


Virtual event | April 29, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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Join us Friday, April 29, for our virtual event series, Forum Friday. This installment centers on the challenges posed by the escalating prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders in the wake of the pandemic and how state and local agencies will respond. We are proud to partner with Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue Club to present this program.

We’ll start with an overview of recent Forum research on the rise in alcohol deaths and usage in the state. We’ll then move to a discussion with state and local leaders about the nature and breadth of the emerging challenges and the resources and policies that will be required to effectively respond. 

Helping us explore these issues will be our Forum Friday guests: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake; Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Director Shakita LaGrant-McClain; and Dr. Maria Perez, Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board. 

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Karen Timberlake
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary

Shakita LaGrant-McClain
Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Director

Dr. Maria Perez
Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board and VP of Behavioral Health for the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center

As always, we’ll conclude with a Q&A session for registered participants. Registration is free, but required for this event.