The National Institute of Mental Health hosted the 23rd Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) with the theme, “Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact.” The MHSR is the nation’s premier mental health services research conference. The August 1-2, 2016 conference brought together leading mental health services researchers, clinicians, mental health advocates, and federal and nonfederal partners.
This video from Day 2 of the MHSR Conference captures the Symposium: Emerging Research Evidence on the Effects of the Domenici-Wellstone Parity Law and its Extensions under the ACA. The video features
Chair: Colleen L. Barry, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Discussants: Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Kirsten Beronio, J.D., Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, D.H.H.S.
An Overview of Research on the Effects of Parity
Haiden Huskamp, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Impact of the Domenici-Wellstone Parity Law on Behavioral Healthcare Benefits
Francisca Azocar, Ph.D., OptumHealth
Commercial Health Plans’ Responses to Federal Parity
Dominic Hodgkin, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.