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Coming Together for Action Conference

Now is the time to make a difference!

Join us for an interdisciplinary conference on behavioral health, social justice, and well-being.


October 7-10, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina

Research, innovation, and action are critically needed to promote behavioral health among individuals, families, and communities. Building on our highly successful conference in Denver in 2018, Coming Together for Action 2020 will bring together researchers, practitioners, community members, policymakers, and students to share innovative and effective efforts to:

  • prevent behavioral health challenges;
  • promote health and well-being; 
  • foster responsive community systems;
  • value wellness and healing knowledge of marginalized individuals, families, and communities;
  • develop strategies for addressing social determinants of health; and 
  • increase equity across communities.  

Call for Abstracts - deadline extended to March 30, 2020

Be one of the researchers, practitioners, policymakers, consumers, advocates, and students sharing ideas, research, innovative programs, resources, and strategies to promote mental health, strengthen mental health services, and improve lives.  

Submit an Abstract 

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Why attend the Coming Together for Action conference?

In the words of participants from 2018:

  • "I found my people."
  • "[The conference] was a great opportunity to meet people from other disciplines committed to behavioral health and social justice." 
  • "I loved the diversity of sessions... and the passion of the presenters."
  • "[The] sessions were relevant to my day-to-day work."
  • "[The sessions were] very practical... the inclusion of community partners brought the research to life..."

View 2018 conference page.