Episode #93 – Patrick Kennedy: From Addict to Advocate

CareTalk Podcast

Episode #93 – Patrick Kennedy: From Addict to Advocate

May 24, 2021

Episode #93 – Patrick Kennedy: From Addict to Advocate

Patrick Kennedy (Former U.S. Representative (D-RI) and Founder of The Kennedy Forum) stops by to advocate for better treatment of mental health in the US.

Mental Health Parity: Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage –

Watch this episode on YouTube:

About Patrick Kennedy:
During his time in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy was the lead author of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit that unites advocates, business leaders, and government agencies to advance evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and addiction. In 2015, Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller, “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” which details a bold plan for the future of mental health care in America. In 2017, he was appointed to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

#MentalHealth #Healthcare #HealthcarePolicy #HealthcareIndustry #Health

You may also like

Top Health Podcasts. Delivered to Your Inbox and Eardrums.

Join Our Newsletter

Proudly supported by:

Nashville’s Opportunity: Eco-Action or Anxiety In this excerpt from a Climate x Health Twitter Spaces live chat, experts from Vanderbilt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others discuss hope and want listeners to be energetic and reject “doomerism” while embracing reality and emphasizing teamwork without ego to accomplish individual and systemic goals. This conversation was hosted live from the AAMC conference in Nashville.