Population Health Alliance Announces William Emmet as PHA Forum 2014 speaker

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Kennedy Forum executive to address treating populations with mental health and substance abuse issue

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The Kennedy Forum is a leading source for mental health information and advocacy, and it is an honor to present William Emmet and his expertise to Forum attendees.

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) announced today that William Emmet, executive director of The Kennedy Forum will present during the PHA Forum, Dec. 10-12 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Emmet and The Kennedy Forum are committed to rallying the health care system around creating a new standard for mental health care in the United States. Emmet will share his expertise as part of the Visionary Speakers Series as he presents on the topic, “Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Mental Health Parity,” on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Emmet’s presentation will address the key challenges associated with treating populations with mental health and substance abuse issues, while highlighting recent and future efforts to integrate general medicine and behavioral specialty systems to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

The PHA Forum expects to draw 800 people, including employers, health plan executives, population health management companies, disease management experts, and medical directors for three days of education, networking and fun.

“Mental health issues, such as depression, contribute significantly to an individual’s health status, job performance and overall quality of life,” said PHA executive director, Fred Goldstein. “The Kennedy Forum is a leading source for mental health information and advocacy, and it is an honor to present William Emmet and his expertise to Forum attendees.”

The PHA Forum offers a variety of activities for employers and wellness professionals, including four concurrent education tracks, a wide variety of expert speakers, an Executive Leadership Institute, walking learning labs and an innovators forum.

To register for the Forum, visit http://www.populationhealthalliance.org/forum/. Follow the latest PHA Forum news on social media at https://twitter.com/phavoice or at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1857772.

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About the Population Health Alliance
The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. Its almost 100 members represent stakeholders from across the health care delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field.

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