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Coming Together for Action Conference

Global Alliance’s biennial interdisciplinary symposium on behavioral health, social justice, & healthier communities.

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Coming Together for Action (CT4A) Chicago September 26-28, 2024

CT4A 2024 will be held in Chicago, IL, on September 26–28, 2024. Save the date for an interdisciplinary symposium in the same city as our very first meeting in 1924!

Coming Together for Action (CT4A) is a biennial event that explores cutting-edge research, practice, and policy in behavioral health and concrete actions that we can take to strengthen behavioral health and social justice for all.

CT4A brings together individuals with backgrounds in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, law, planning, education, international community development, political science, technology, economics, and more. Our attendees include early and mid-career professionals, teens, college students, retirees, and a people of all kinds with valuable lived experience at the intersections of health, justice, and communities.

The most recent symposium was held in Baltimore, MD, October 27-30, 2022. The year’s theme was New Directions for Behavioral Health: Building Socially Connected and Just Communities.

Participants of the 2022 Policy Institute pre-conference workshop

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Why attend Coming Together for Action?

Improving Mental Health and Well-being for Others

Are you engaged in innovative research or practice to improve mental health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities?

Thoughtful, Practical, and Engaging Sessions

Looking for thoughtful, practical, and engaging sessions with real-world relevance that bring the research to life?

Networking Across Behavioral Health Disciplines

Interested in networking with researchers and practitioners from other disciplines engaged in behavioral health work?

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This is the gathering for you!

Research, innovation, and action are critically needed to promote behavioral health among individuals, families, and communities. Join 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 mental health
  • Increase equity across communities

Membership has its benefits

Join the Global Alliance and receive a reduced registration rate for Coming Together for Action!

Membership in the Global Alliance also gives you:

  • Access to a diverse community of individuals drawn together by a dedication to the study of human behavior broadly defined and its relationship to the delivery of behavioral health services
  • Access to cutting-edge research in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded professionals
  • Access to resources through our membership in various national and international coalitions
  • Competitive membership rates
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