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    2021 NACo Annual Conference Spotlight: Health and Justice

    Spotlight: Health and Justice

    If you haven’t already registered, please consider participating in the hybrid 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference.

    Explore a selection of sessions and meetings that focus on health and justice below.

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    Explore a selection of sessions and meetings that focus on health and justice at the 2021 NACo Annual Conference.
    2021-06-23
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    2021-06-24

Spotlight: Health and Justice

If you haven’t already registered, please consider participating in the hybrid 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference.

Explore a selection of sessions and meetings that focus on health and justice below.

Friday, Jul 09

  • Conference Agenda

    Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

    Join the Health Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss and vote on proposed policy resolutions related to the health policy platform. Members will also discuss timely policy content with guest speakers from federal agencies and partner organizations. 
    Maryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
    07
    09
    9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
    Join the Health Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss and vote on proposed policy resolutions related to the health policy platform. Members will also discuss timely policy content with guest speakers from federal agencies and partner organizations. 
    • Chief of Public and Government Affairs, National Association of County and City Health Officials  
       
    • Director, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  
       
    • Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management (PREM), Tidal Basin  
       
    • Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Health, Human Services & Education, Prince George's County  
       
  • 07
    09
    9:30 am to 10:30 am EDT
    The Justice and Public Safety Committee will meet to discuss key issues including equity in justice funding, the outlook for federal criminal justice reform and hear updates on emergency management related legislation and policy changes. Additionally, committee members will review and vote on policy resolutions and platform changes. 
    • Program Director, National Criminal Justice Association  
       
    • Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy  
       
    • Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency  
       
    • Senior Assistant County Attorney and Sheriff’s Office Legal Advisor, Arapahoe County, Colorado  
       
  • 07
    09
    5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT
    The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds towards services and programs that support justice and public safety.

Saturday, Jul 10

  • Conference Agenda

    Meetup: Behavioral Health and Justice

    Facilitated by Pew Charitable Trusts
    Prince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level
    07
    10
    8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT
    Facilitated by Pew Charitable Trusts Increasing attention is focused on finding effective interventions for people experiencing behavioral health crises, as well as alternatives to jail for those with mental illness and substance use disorders. Join this moderated meetup for an opportunity to hear from your peers and share your community’s experiences with implementing new policies and practices at the intersection of the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. In particular, the group will discuss ways to tap into federal funding for mobile crisis intervention teams, mental health services and training and substance abuse treatment for people at risk of, or currently involved with, the criminal legal system.
    • Manager, Criminal Justice Research, The Pew Charitable Trusts  
       
  • 07
    10
    9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT
  • Conference Agenda

    Meetup: A Post-COVID World and Mental Health

    Join Marjorie Morrison, president and CEO of Psych Hub, for a discussion on county mental health resources and responses in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psych Hub is the premier online platform for videos and courses on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention.
    Azalea 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
    07
    10
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
    Join Marjorie Morrison, president and CEO of Psych Hub, for a discussion on county mental health resources and responses in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psych Hub is the premier online platform for videos and courses on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Come learn about what counties can do to assist those most at need during this unprecedented time and engage in discussion over light refreshments.

Sunday, Jul 11

  • Conference Agenda

    Bridging the Gap: Crisis Response as Criminal Justice Diversion

    Approximately 2 million times per year people with serious mental illness are booked into local jails. Roughly three-quarters of these individuals also meet criteria for a co-occurring substance use disorder.
    Woodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
    07
    11
    9:15 am to 10:30 am EDT
    Approximately 2 million times per year people with serious mental illness are booked into local jails. Roughly three-quarters of these individuals also meet criteria for a co-occurring substance use disorder. Counties are increasingly using crisis triage and stabilization centers to decrease the use of incarceration when appropriate and connect people to community-based care. Join us for a moderated discussion among county officials and individuals with lived experience on developing an effective crisis continuum with a focus on facilities that screen, assess and provide treatment and warm hand-offs to long-term care.
  • Conference Agenda

    County Strategies for Navigating Opioid Settlements

    Across the country, states are beginning to reach settlements on opioid litigation. Many of these agreements will allocate funding directly to state, county, and municipal governments. Join this session to learn about the latest on settlements in your state, how funds can be used, and best practices for stemming the substance use epidemic.
    National Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor
    07
    11
    3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
    Across the country, states are beginning to reach settlements on opioid litigation. Many of these agreements will allocate funding directly to state, county, and municipal governments. Join this session to learn about the latest on settlements in your state, how funds can be used, and best practices for stemming the substance use epidemic.

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