Event date: 7/20/2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Export event
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HR 3073 (Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023)

Congressional Briefing

This Congressional Briefing will explain why HR 3073 (“Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023” is urgently needed, what it will do, and its many benefits for communities nationwide.

HR 3073 was introduced in the US House by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Mary Peltola (D-AK), and Kathy Castor (D-FL). A companion bill, S 1452, was introduced in the Senate by Ed Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). 

Meeting Agenda:
  • 12:00 Welcome by Bob Dopplet, ITRC Coordinator
  • 12:05 Opening comments by Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • 12:10 Background on the need, methods, benefits, and legislative specifics of the "CMWRA of 2023"
  • 12:20: Comments by leaders of community-led mental wellness and resilience building initiatives about how the CMWRA would benefit their programs:
  • 12:45 Comments from national organization leaders about why they support the CMWRA Mebane Boyd, SmartStart Health and Resilient Communities Program, & Tina Pearson, New Hanover County Resilience Task Force (NC) Rebekah Turner, Community Resilience Initiative (WA) Robin Saenger, Peave4Tarpon (FL) Charlotte Eure, Trauma-Informed Community Networks (VA) Dr. David Shern, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Sarah Butts, National Association of Social Workers Katherine Catalano, American Public Health Association Dr. Joshua Wortzel, American Psychiatric Association Ruben Cantu, Prevention Institute 
  • 12:50 Q&A & Closing
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