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A Kennedy to visit Spokane

A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and longtime advocate for health care reform is coming to Spokane.  Patrick J. Kennedy will lead a community forum about the importance of mental health care in our region and our nation.

Kennedy’s push for reform often focused on preventive care and the treatment of mental illnesses and addiction.  He is the keynote speaker at 'Making Mental Health Essential Health,' a community conversation. The free event is January 31, presented by Providence Health Care and Eastern Washington University, at the Spokane Convention Center. Doors open at 5 for a presentation of local mental health resources; the keynote presentation and panel of local experts follows from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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