What’s at Stake for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

An Update on Behavioral Health Issues and Public Policy in the Current Political Landscape

Free One-Day Training

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: National Press Foundation, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 310, Washington, D.C.

The National Press Foundation is hosting a one-day workshop for journalists about what’s at stake on mental health and substance abuse issues in the current political landscape. Expert speakers will provide an overview of 40 years of behavioral health advances; implications of reforms under consideration; tensions between payers and providers; language and stigma/discrimination; and ways to incorporate solutions journalism into your work.

This free one-day training program is presented with The Carter Center. It will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the National Press Foundation’s Media Training Center in Washington, D.C. Lunch will be provided.

NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues.

This training was developed in partnership with The Carter Center. Funding was provided by First Hospital Foundation, HealthSpark Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Scattergood Foundation and Staunton Farm Foundation.


Jason Cherkis, reporter, The Huffington Post

Arthur Evans, CEO of the American Psychological Association

Jean Friedman Rudovsky, freelance reporter

Brian Hepburn, executive director of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, associate director for the Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health

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