Full Committee Hearing

Mental Health Care in America: Addressing Root Causes and Identifying Policy Solutions

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Member Statements

  1.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)
  2.  Mike Crapo (R - ID)


  1. Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Well Being Trust
    Oakland , CA
  2. Chantay D. Jett, MA, MFT
    Executive Director
    Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness
    Enterprise , OR
  3. Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA, DFAACAP
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Director for General Psychiatry Residency, Associate Director, Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities
    Boston Medical Center
    Boston , MA
  4. Thomas Betlach, MPA
    Partner, Former Arizona Medicaid Director and Single State Authority Director for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Speire Healthcare Strategies, Arizona Department of Health Services
    Phoenix , AZ

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