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National Report Card To Show Managed Care Shortcomings

Mary Rappaport (703) 312-7886
Jackie King (703) 516-7961
For Immediate Release
11 Sep 97

Results To Be Unveiled at National Press Club

Arlington, VA - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will release the results of a survey assessing how well managed care organizations are treating persons with severe mental illnesses. The report evaluates nine major public-sector managed behavioral health care companies against critical components of care, such as access to the latest drugs and suicide response.

NAMI will announce its grade for the industry overall and present its core requirements for the treatment and management of severe mental illnesses.

DATE:Wednesday, September 17, 1997 TIME:10:00 a.m.

LOCATION:National Press Club Zenger Room 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 662-7500

SPEAKERS:Laurie M. Flynn, NAMI Executive Director Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., NAMI Deputy Director of Policy & Research Elizabeth Edgar, NAMI Senior Advisor for State Health Care
With more than 168,000 members nationwide, NAMI is the leading grassroots advocacy organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depression), major depression, and anxiety disorders.