2019 Advancing Behavioral Health Summit

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2nd Annual Advancing Behavioral Health Summit

June 10, 2019

Join those working to improve behavioral health for communities, schools, families, and individuals at AHW's 2nd Annual Advancing Behavioral Health Summit. This engaging, interactive (and FREE!) event will ask attendees to build a community-driven, actionable agenda for impacting mental and behavioral health outcomes in Wisconsin

Come ready to learn about best practices in creating systems change, then put those best practices into immediate action.

The Advancing Behavioral Health Summit is an extension of AHW's Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative, a coalition-led effort uniting 10 community coalitions from across Wisconsin in addressing critical behavioral health needs in their communities.

Event details

Date: Monday, June 10, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Cost: Free (Seating is limited, advance registration required)


Lodging/Hotel: For attendees choosing to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort. Reservations must be made by May 10, 2019. Room cost is not covered as part of the event registration. Click here to make room reservations under the AHW Room Block


Keynote Speaker

John Kania Photo John Kania

Executive in Residence, New Profit

A renowned expert in systems change, John Kania currently serves as Executive in Residence at New Profit, a pioneering venture philanthropy organization that invests in breakthrough leaders and systems change initiatives. Kania is the former Global Managing Director of FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm supporting leaders in achieving large-scale social change, and co-author of the seminal articles The Water of Systems Change, Collective Impact, and The Dawn of System Leadership.


Breakout Session Tracks

Attendees will register for one of the below tracks and will be sent a pre-event survey to inform work and ideas in that track.

Identified through an extensive discovery process to represent key aspects of a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to behavioral health, attendees will work in small groups with a dedicated facilitator around this issue area for each breakout time period, aiming to identify barriers within the issue, identify solutions, and propose actionable steps forward.

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  Increasing School Support of Student Social & Emotional Learning Needs

In a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to behavioral health, people work together so that students can flourish. This is accomplished when we advance students’ social/emotional learning and provide the resources to those around the student so that they are better equipped to support learning.

  Increasing Early Identification of Behavioral Health Needs & Provision/Coordination of Services in Schools

In a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to behavioral health, schools serve as hubs for screening, facilitating access to, and support the completion of needed treatments and/or services.

  Improving Ability of Individuals & Families to Access Services & Resources

In a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to behavioral health, community partners utilize technology, referral resources, care navigators, and warm handoffs to ensure connections to culturally and linguistically responsive services are made.

  Improving Employer Support for Employee Behavioral Health Needs

In a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to behavioral health, employers incorporate the behavioral health needs of employees and their families into workplace strategies and employers have the support they need to foster mentally healthy workplaces.


Registration for the 2019 Advancing Behavioral Health Summit has reached capacity. Please follow the link below to be added to a WAIT LIST for the event. Should a seat become available, we will notify you promptly to confirm your attendance. Thank you!

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Additional resources

Photo of 2018 Advancing Behavioral Health Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. Gloria Wilder

View an overview of the 2018 Inaugural ABH Summit. Learn more >

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Explore the Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative. Learn more >

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