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MPA Legislative Social Event with Representative Balser

When: 5/15/2017
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where: 165 Upland Rd.
(at the corner of Woodward St.)
Waban, MA  02468
United States
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

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MPA Legislative Social Event with Representative Ruth Balser

Monday, May 15


Free, MPA Members Only

At the home of Dennis Girard, Ed.D.

165 Upland Rd. (at the corner of Woodward St.) 

Waban, MA

Please join us for a special MPA Social to discuss how psychologists can effectively advocate for our health care policy priorities in the state legislature.  We are pleased that State Representative Ruth Balser, an MPA Member, will join us and share her insights and answer questions. 

As the first psychologist to serve in the Massachusetts legislature, Ruth brings a unique perspective.  She has made mental health public policy a top priority.  Recognized for her expertise and leadership on this issue, she was appointed the first House Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse and served in that role for two terms.  She has championed many bills and budget amendments with the goal of expanding access to and quality of mental health and addiction services and reducing the stigma associated with these illnesses.  She is credited with expanding mental health parity in Massachusetts, enactment of an omnibus children’s mental health bill, and protecting behavioral health in the health care reform acts of 2006 and 2012.

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