NASMHPD Annual 2019 Meeting and IIMHL/IIDL 2019 Leadership Exchange Network Meeting


Please register for the NASMHPD Annual Meeting and the IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange Network Meeting, which will take place from the evening of Wednesday, September 11 - Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. All Commissioners/Directors and NASMHPD Division Representatives are invited to attend. 

Register for the NASMHPD Annual 2019 Meeting Here!

Registration is $500 per attendee, which includes the joint NASMHPD Commissioner/Division Meeting on September 14. As an additional bonus to our attendees, for the first two days of our meeting, September 12 and 13, we are collaborating with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) to present a special NASMHPD Innovations Track during their 2019 Leadership Exchange Network Meeting.


Booking Hotel Room:

We have reserved rooms at the The Madison Hotel exclusively for NASMHPD members at a special discounted rate of $229/night. Please book your room online here

The deadline for booking your room under this rate is August 14. As an added bonus, the block extends from 3 days pre and post meeting in case you would like to arrive early and stay later and visit beautiful Washington, DC. 

Meeting Schedule

Joint NASMHPD Commissioner/Divisions Meeting

On Saturday, September 14, we are bringing together the State Mental Health Commissioners/Directors and the NASMHPD Divisions to discuss common issues and allow break out time by Division. You can access our draft agenda (as of 8/15/19) here.


The NASMHPD Divisions include the Children, Youth and Families Division; the Finance Policy Division; Forensic Division; the Legal Division; the Medical Directors Council; the Older Persons Division; and the State Offices of Consumer Affairs.


NASMHPD to Co-host IIMHL/IIDL 2019 Leadership Exchange Network Meeting

The first two days of the NASMHPD Meeting, September 12 and 13, are taking place in tandem with the IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange Network Meeting, beginning with an evening reception on September 11. There is an additional, free of charge, registration with IIMHL/IIDL needed.  Please see the following IIMHL link for additional information on how to join IIMHL/IIDL (free) and register for the leadership exchange. All Commissioners and Division Members should check the box where it asks "if you are a state director."

Register for the IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange Network Meeting Here.

IIMHL is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services. IIMHL is a collaboration of nine countries: Australia, England, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, the USA, and Sweden. IIDL is an affiliate of IIMHL.


The theme for this year’s exchange is “Leading the Way Forward: Access, Accountability, and Action.” We have worked with IIMHL/IIDL to develop a track specifically geared towards our Annual Meeting attendees on NASMHPD State Innovations. NASMHPD members are welcome to attend the other IIMHL/IIDL tracks.


We are excited to collaborate with leaders across our country and internationally, as we dialogue and share best practices to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals with mental health conditions or co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders across all ages and cultural groups. 

Learn more about the 2019 IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange here

Draft Network Meeting Agenda


Additional Questions?

We will provide additional information regarding the meeting as it is made available.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Yaryna Onufrey at Thank you.