Sept. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

This one-of-a-kind event features formidable leaders on the forefront of mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and care. Attend this select gathering to connect with insiders and experts who are building on the goals outlined at the 2023 Alignment for Progress conference, coordinated by The Kennedy Forum. That event sparked a history-making movement propelled by partners engaged in specific policies and programs to improve mental health and substance use (MH/SU) outcomes. You’ll hear about key advancements, emerging solutions, and ongoing work that helps create a future where 90% of the population is screened for MH/SU, 90% receive evidence-based treatments, and 90% manage symptoms to achieve recovery. 


Sponsors of the Alignment for Progress event make it possible to assemble a powerhouse slate of thought leaders for important discussions leading to real change. Visibly demonstrate your organization’s commitment to pursuing solutions for the MH/SU crises in front of health care leaders, elected officials, venture capitalists, philanthropists, and leaders for change. Contact us to learn more about sponsorship packages that are right for you.


The Kennedy Forum (TKF) is creating a future where mental health conditions and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) are prevented, treated, and supported equally and effectively in our health care system. The organization draws on strong relationships with key leaders and partners to address systemic MH/SUD issues, including inequity in insurance coverage and the escalating youth mental health crisis.
Co-founded by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, who led a coalition of diverse stakeholders to pass the bipartisan Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and his wife, Amy L. Kennedy, the nonprofit plays a distinct role as a catalyst, creating visibility and action around policies and programs.
In 2023, The Kennedy Forum launched the Alignment for Progress initiative to supercharge the collective wins and common goals of new and existing stakeholders. Inviting participation from MH/SUD advocates, business leaders, insurers, elected officials, philanthropists, venture capitalists, government agencies, and leaders, the movement is collectively working for big change. Its 90-90-90 goals for 2033 are: 90% of the population is screened for MH/SUD, 90% receive quality treatments, and 90% manage symptoms and achieve recovery.
This broad vision calls for a coordinated effort, within communities nationwide and at the federal level. To get there, TKF sought Commitment Makers to own and advance distinct objectives over time. Today, more than 100 organizations have signed on to reverse our nation’s course on MH/SUD and achieve better care for all.
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