Patrick J. Kennedy a Featured Speaker at Inaugural HLTH Event May 6 – 9

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Las Vegas, Nev. / May 6 -9, 2018 – HLTH, a health care industry event bringing together payers, providers, employers, pharma services, and more will take place May 6-9, 2018 at ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. More than 2,000 attendees are expected at the inaugural event. Patrick J. Kennedy, former Rhode Island Congressman and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will be a featured speaker.

Kennedy will discuss the importance of integrated care and compliance with the Federal Parity Law. As a leading spokesperson for mental health parity, he encourages industry leaders to seek better outcomes for mental health patients and pursue research that improves treatment and prevention for brain diseases.

According to HLTH, the event will host more than 2,000 attendees and is designed to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of the health care industry during a period of profound change. It will offer attendees the opportunity to shape the future of health care and access the latest health care innovations.

To register or for more information, visit Use registration code PJK150 for $150 off registration.


About Patrick J. Kennedy:

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) is a lifelong mental health advocate and member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the founder of The Kennedy Forum, a convening think tank tackling mental health and addiction issues and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration for brain research. In 2015, he co-authored A Common Struggle, a New York Times best seller, which details his personal journey and provides a roadmap for the future of mental health policy. Mr. Kennedy is pushing for full enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of this groundbreaking legislation, which requires health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits. To learn about Mr. Kennedy’s efforts, please visit

About HLTH:
HLTH is the leading event covering innovation in healthcare that is driving substantial reduction in costs and dramatic increase in quality. It’s an unprecedented, large-scale forum for individuals, companies and policymakers who are reshaping the healthcare industry to learn, collaborate and evolve. The event is unique in bringing together all key industry stakeholders, ranging from established payers, providers, employers, and pharma services to disruptive startups and prolific investors, as well as representatives from government, media and analysts. By helping reshape the dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH serves as a catalyst for the development of the healthcare industry during a period of fundamental change. To learn more, visit