Each day seems to bring new developments and challenges in the rapidly changing environment for mental health services. Some common questions we hear: How do we preserve and strengthen innovations like peer support in an integrated service environment dominated by traditionally trained medical providers? Can we in fact build upon innovative practices and make them accessible to more Texans through a reformed health care system?

Next month I’ll be facilitating a panel that will pose these questions to health plan executives. More information on the Dec. 3-4 conference, “Maximizing the Benefits of Health Reform to Support your Mental Health Mission,” is available at http://txcouncil.com/december2013conferenceopportunity.aspx .

I hope to see you there!