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Mental Health Issues and Challenges for Harris County
October 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Texas has the highest rate of medically uninsured citizens among any state at 25.2% and Texas is rated second to last in per capita mental health funding compared to other U.S. states. Harris County has the second highest rate of uninsured citizens among Texas counties at 25.4%. 45% of individuals with behavioral health needs are uninsured in Harris County creating a lot of challenges for citizens of the county. This presentation will focus on some of these challenges and possible recommendations.
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Asim A. Shah, M.D.
Dr. Shah is the Chief of Psychiatry of Baylor’s Harris Health System/Ben Taub Hospital, and the Director of the Community Behavioral Program for Harris Health System. He is also the Director of Mood Disorder Program, and the Executive Director of Psychotherapy Services for Ben Taub Hospital. He sits on numerous hospital wide committees, and is the Director of Membership for Texas Regional Psychiatry Minority Mentorship Network (TRPMMN). He is a Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine where he is involved with teaching of the Baylor Psychiatry, Neurology, Internal Medicine, as well as Family and Community Medicine residents and medical students and social workers. He also serves as the Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Education. Dr. Shah has done numerous media presentations to National and International Radio/TV on topics like Ketamine and Depression, Election stress, mass shootings, stress management, work related stress and has widely presented both nationally and internationally. Before joining Baylor, he served as the chief of staff of his local hospital in Arkansas, and was a member of board for the hospital. He also won the prestigious national medical director of the year award in 2002 and 2003. In 2012, he received Fulbright and Jaworski Award for Teaching and Evaluation.