Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture

2019 Gailanne reeh lecturer ANN KIM

2019 Gailanne reeh lecturer ANN KIM

The sixth annual Children's Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture will be held on May 10 at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. Ann Kim, Director of Health & Well-Being at IDEO Cambridge, will deliver this year’s Gailanne Reeh Lecture. Ms. Kim is an independent filmmaker who has reported on a range of science global health issues for public television and radio. Her credits include The Age of AIDS (FRONTLINE/PBS) and Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, both duPont-Columbia Award winners, broadcast journalism’s highest honor. 

From 2016-2017, Ann served as the first Chief Design Officer for U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, bringing design thinking into government and urgent public health issues of addiction, opioids, and social isolation. Her portfolio spans the design of HIV prevention products, digital tools to help kids build emotional strength, to re-design of the US digital immigration experience.

This year's Symposium will also feature the 2019 Children's Behavioral Health Innovation Awards. See description below for more information.

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Children’s Behavioral Health Innovation Awards

The Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Innovation Award, sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, the C.F. Adams Charitable Trust and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), is a one-time grant awarded to non-profit children’s behavioral health or social service organization in recognition of its effort to:

  • Fill an unmet need or gap in the children’s behavioral health care delivery system; or

  • Respond to a “wicked” problem facing the children’s behavioral health field through creation of an innovative program or practice. 

Three finalists will be selected to present their innovation at the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium on May 10, 2019. Attendees will use a text voting feature to select the award winner who will receive a $10,000 award. Two finalists will receive an award of $5,000 each.

Please note: The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, the C.F. Adams Charitable Trust, and the MAMH are funding this award. No award funding is coming from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its agencies and subdivisions make no representations as to the ultimate taxability of the Award payment and the Award recipient is responsible for all tax liabilities, penalties, and interest for failure to timely pay estimated or other tax liabilities resulting from the Award.

2019 CBH Innovation award sponsors

2019 CBH Innovation award sponsors