The Kennedy Forum Conference

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Building on Parity to Make Mental Health America’s Business: How Care for the Whole Person Can Improve Lives, Reduce Societal Costs, and Bring Greater Productivity

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act has given society a tool for achieving President Kennedy’s promise of a day when a person’s mental disorder would no longer result in separate but unequal treatment. This panel will examine how that promise is playing out in the workplace, in our justice system, and among veterans returning from our nation’s recent conflicts. We’ll look at how parity can improve lives, reduce costs, and how America can achieve greater productivity.

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Seen here at the Kennedy Forum in Boston is Stephen Kennedy Smith (Kennedy Forum, Have a Heart for Down Syndrome foundation , Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of Pear Therapeutics) ,Grant Furlane (Have a Heart for Down Syndrome foundation and President of Locomobi ), Patrick Kennedy( Founder of Kennedy Forum, former US Representative (D-RI))  , discussing Mental Health and organizing a Forum and Gala for Toronto in Support of Have a Heart for Down Syndrome and Halton Down syndrome Association. Grant Furlane is Co-Chair  and Stephen Kennedy Smith is Director at Large and Advisor of Have a Heart for Down Syndrome.