CDC Director Tom Frieden to Present First Agency Report on Federal Activities that Monitor Children's Mental Health
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., will present to former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter the Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report Supplement, "Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2005–2011" at the forum. This report describes current federal efforts to monitor children's mental disorders, the prevalence of these disorders, identify gaps, and inform a public health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental health in children.
Carter Center Mental Health Program to Discuss Progress on Improving Access to Local Mental Health Services for Georgia's Children
At the local level, Carter Center Mental Health Program experts will discuss progress on the Carter Center's report "Building a Vision for Community Services for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Behavioral Health Disorders." The report's goal is to assist Georgia and local stakeholders as the landmark settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the state is implemented to build a quality and sustainable behavioral health system for all Georgians. Children, adolescents, and older adults are not included in the settlement. The Carter Center's report provides best practices and recommendations for these vulnerable populations. The report has been presented throughout the state in a series of six regional town hall meetings during the past two years.