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Register for the RAC!! (Mon. Nov. 15th)

Register for the RAC!! (Mon. Nov. 15th)

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(Bi-Monthly) OMH Regional Advisory Committee meeting
Monday, November 15, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) is a public meeting for current and former service recipients, consumers/survivors/ex-patients and their families to provide actionable advice to the divisions within the NYS Office of Mental Health.

If you have not yet registered, or registered previously on WebEx, we are now using Zoom (different registration than the earlier WebEx). Registration information is below.  Attached is a document with some helpful tips for accessing the meeting and using zoom.  

We look forward to seeing you!  Please feel free to share this email with your listservs.

When: Monday, November 15th from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Please register in advance for this meeting:

You will receive a confirmation email from Varsha Kamat (Academy of Peer Services) with the link to join. The link is unique to you (don't share it). If you don't receive this email, check your Spam/Junk Mail folder. 

To learn more, check the Tips for joining the meeting and using Zoom (attached).

Click the title to view online. 

DRAFT AGENDA (subject to change)

8:30am-8:40am- Networking, Sound Check, Orientation to the technology

8:40am-9:00am Announcements from community partners: NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services(NYAPRS) Mental Health Empowerment Project, (MHEP) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mental Health Association of NYS. (MHANYS), NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Families Together in NYS/Youth Power

9:00am - 9:30am- Updates from Office of Consumer Affairs

9:30am - 10:00am Updates from the Commissioner

10:00am -10:30am NYSOMH Public Information Office presenting on Language Matters

10:30am -10:45am Assignment to Breakout sessions.

10:45am - 11:45am Breakout/brainstorming sessions

11:45am - 12:30pm Report outs from breakout sessions.

If you have difficulty accessing the meeting or need help with Zoom, check the attached:

Tips for joining the meeting and using Zoom.
(Click the title to view online.) 

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Tony Trahan Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Affairs Office of Mental Health 44 Holland Ave Albany, NY 12229 (518) 473-6579 |


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