Behavioral Health Conference a Success


Funded by the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC), the first 2015 Behavioral Health Conference: "Building Healthier Communities" was held on June 17-18 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. More than 350 attendees enjoyed two full days of workshops and plenary speakers including a key note address by the former US Representative The Honorable Patrick Kennedy. The conference concluded with a panel discussion on the State of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Broward County featuring local community leaders. Workshop presentations can be downloaded from

Plans are already underway to hold a conference in May 2016. Contact for more information.

Photo of Panel (from left to right): Kathleen Cannon, Sheriff Scott Israel, moderator John O'Connor, Superintendent Robert Runcie, Silvia Quintana, Mayor Tim Ryan and The Honorable Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:30pm