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NRI, in collaboration with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), hosted a meeting of State Mental Health Agency Commissioners and Senior Agency Staff on Monday July 31, 2017. The invitation-only meeting offered an unprecedented opportunity for Senior Behavioral Health Leadership in the States to come together and discuss areas of mutual interest, share challenges across the systems of care, and identify solutions that have worked in peer States. This is the first time that a meeting of its kind has been held; and we were excited to offer this platform for States to share ideas within and among State Behavioral Health leadership teams. Approximately 250 State attendees registered. View the day's full agenda

Below are session recaps and presentations for each NRI Day session. 

Opening Remarks

Trends in Forensic Patients in State Psychiatric Facilities: 1999-2016

Competency Evaluation and Restoration: Washington State Experience

Lessons Learned from Two States Successfully Exiting Settlements 

Rapid Science to Service: First Episode of Psychosis Programs

Effective Peer-led Crisis Alternatives to Hospitalization

Leveraging Existing Data to Depict Strengths & Opportunities to Improve the Continuum of Care

Serving Individuals with Complex Care Needs and High Costs in a Changing Healthcare Environment


We would like to thank our sponsors for generously supporting the meeting. Learn more about NRI Day sponsors