Reno, Nev. Oct. 1, 2019 – Media members are invited to attend the More Powerful Together – Behavioral Health Forum on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Washoe County Commission Chambers. Breakfast treats and coffee will be available at 8 a.m. Interviews will be available for all speakers after the event.
Experts in the field will speak in this public forum to discuss why we’re in a behavioral health crisis, what’s being done right now in our community and how together we can help tackle this crisis. The event is hosted by the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities’ (TMHC) Behavioral Health Council in partnership with Renown Health and Washoe County Health District.
Who:

Nevada Senator Julia Ratti
Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam
Kristen Davis-Coelho, Northern Nevada Hopes, Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Amber Howell, Director, Washoe County Human Services
Kristen McNeill, Interim Superintendent, Washoe County School District & TMHC Board Member
Kindle Craig, Senior Director, Renown Institutes & TMHC Board Vice Chair

What: More Powerful Together – Behavioral Health Forum
When: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Doors open at 8 a.m.; program goes from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Where: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A
Why: The public’s input on how to solve the behavioral health crisis is paramount, and dialogue between them and experts in our community is one step forward in addressing the issue.
Media contacts: Interviews will be conducted upon request after the event.
Scott Oxarart Washoe County Health District, Communications Manager soxarart@washoecounty.us
Chris Ciarlo Washoe County Human Services Agency, Public & Media Relations Specialist, cciarlo@washoecounty.us
The Washoe County Health District has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. To learn more, visit our website.     
Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities is a collaborative of thought leaders and influencers who seek to make an impact on the health of their community. The collaborative seeks to build a model where all community members strive toward a culture of health in the Truckee Meadows. This model will include the intersection of the health, education and community development sectors in our region.  Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities seeks to create a healthier community through a collective impact project. More info can be found here.