A Public Health Approach to Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Mental Illness

A Public Health Approach to Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Mental Illness


Thursday, April 1, 1:30 PM CDT (lasts approximately 1 hour)

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Program Description:

This Web Conference will briefly review the factors that converge to necessitate a shift from the current acute care paradigm for addressing mental health issues and provide an overview of the public health model. The Show Me Bright Futures project is described in some detail as a prototype for implementing the public health model in the area of mental health.


Bruce Horwitz, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Faculty of MIMH in 2008, Dr. Horwitz directed community mental health programs for the University of Missouri. His research interests focus on community based approaches to prevention and integration of substance abuse prevention into general medical care.

Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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