We are now accepting proposals for brand new initiatives to be presented at the event. These proposals will be featured against the backdrop of initiatives that have preceeded them at prior events. We're excited to celebrate the many successes of past initiatives and present the latest slate of intiatives chosen by the Summit Advisory Council as promising and transformative innovations in the world of mental health. A request for proposals will be announced by mid March.

DATE: Thursday, October 28th (registration not yet open)
TIME: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
PLACE: Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington, Seattle (we anticipate a blend of in-person and streaming options for attendees, but expect to solidify logistics by August)
COST: Free, courtesy of Chad's Legacy Project and the generous support of our underwriters (see below)


(for review prior to proposal submission)

Washington State Mental Health Summit Initiatives are innovations that address a challenge in the access, delivery and quality of Washington State’s mental health system. Selected initiatives are those that show promise of scale, with the ability for completion and implementation within 12-18 months of presentation. The Summit Advisory Council evaluates proposals for the potential of completion, benefit to the existing mental health system and overall impact to the community.


Upon initiative selection, initiative leaders will have approximately five months to further develop strategies, garner additional champions and prepare a presentation to be delivered at the Summit event in October. That event is currently planned to be a hybrid of in-person attendance, along with streaming capability. We will also be using the Whova app again for attendee engagement and stakeholder enrollment. We hope to feature 6-8 new initiatives after update presentations from past initiatives. Each presentation will be a maximum of 10 minutes, with an attendee Q&A following each presentation of no more than ten minutes.


Following the event, it will be the responsibility of each initiative’s leadership to provide action plan updates to the Advisory Council at quarterly intervals and communicate any needed assistance to assure initiative success. Thank you for your participation and passion in building an even better Washington State through improved mental health care.

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