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Crime Scene Kitchen ~ Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy ~ Tom Isern

Main Street

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Imagine competing on a cooking show, complete with celebrity judges and timers and a film crew capturing your every move. Now imagine you’re not told what to make, but have to figure it out based on clues left in the kitchen. The detective and the baking shows are combined in Crime Scene Kitchen, which airs Wednesdays at 8 pm Central on Fox. Two contestants are from North Dakota. Thomas McCurdy, who now runs a farm in Vermont appears on the show with his mom Cathy Jacobson of Devils Lake. ~~~ Former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy is the founder and CEO of The Kennedy Forum, an organization dedicated to improving mental health and addiction services. He co-sponsored the 2008 Mental Health Parity Act. In this excerpt from the Conversations on Healthcare podcast, he addresses the toll the pandemic has had on mental health and addiction, and talks about efforts to address long-ignored mental health issues.


8 Jun 2021

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Congressman Patrick Kennedy on Pandemic’s Impact on Increased Awareness of America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis

Conversations on Health Care

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy, founder and CEO of The Kennedy Forum, an organization dedicated to advancing policies and best practices to improve access to mental health and addiction services. Congressman Kennedy, who co-sponsored the 2008 Mental Health Parity Act, addresses the devastating toll the pandemic has had on mental health and addiction, and talks about Biden Administration efforts to address the mental health crisis through expanded health coverage and... Read More Read More The post Congressman Patrick Kennedy on Pandemic’s Impact on Increased Awareness of America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.


7 Jun 2021

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Congressman Patrick Kennedy on Pandemic’s Impact on Increased Awareness of America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis

Conversations on Health Care


4 Jun 2021

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128 - Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy: How His Own Mental Health Journey Equipped Him to Positively Impact Mental Healthcare Today

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

I’m really excited to have my friend and colleague, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy joining me today. Patrick has used his own personal experience with mental health and addiction to become one of the nation’s most influential advocates to reduce the stigma around mental illness, and to make real change to increase affordable access to care. He’s the co-author of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act, the founder of The Kennedy Forum, and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force. The Task Force just released a terrific report on integrating behavioral health treatment into primary care, and we’ve included a link to it in our show notes. Definitely check it out. You’ll want to stay tuned to hear the powerful turning point that changed how Patrick thought about mental health, and we’ll also talk about an exciting company, Psych Hub, that we’re collaborating on today. Links and more information on issues discussed in our podcast with Rep. Kennedy: • Read the Bipartisan Policy Center’s new report, “Tackling America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration,” here: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/report/behavioral-health-2021/  Report is authored by the Task Force Co-Chaired by Rep. Kennedy. • Find Patrick Kennedy’s book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction, here: https://www.amazon.com/Common-Struggle-Personal-Journey-Addiction/dp/0399185712 • Learn more about The Kennedy Forum’s events here: https://www.thekennedyforum.org/events/ • Rep. Kennedy’s latest op-ed is here: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/mental-health-care-must-be-treated-health-care-my-friend-ncna1266861


31 May 2021

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Episode #93 - Patrick Kennedy: From Addict to Advocate

CareTalk Podcast

Patrick Kennedy (Former U.S. Representative (D-RI) and Founder of The Kennedy Forum) stops by to advocate for better treatment of mental health in the US.Mental Health Parity: Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCEATUtBcUYWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nHc9geAvacYAbout Patrick Kennedy: During his time in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy was the lead author of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit that unites advocates, business leaders, and government agencies to advance evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and addiction. In 2015, Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller, “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” which details a bold plan for the future of mental health care in America. In 2017, he was appointed to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.#MentalHealth #Healthcare #HealthcarePolicy #HealthcareIndustry #Health


24 May 2021

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Houston Matters

On Thursday's Houston Matters: Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy makes his case for transforming mental health in America. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of the late Pres. John F. Kennedy, explains how his own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his thinking on the issue. He's the featured speaker at the Menninger Clinic's annual luncheon today.Also this hour: Fort Bend County commissioners have approved a preliminary plan to allocate more than $157 million in COVID-19 relief funds -- but not without some contention. While the county’s four commissioners voted for the plan to distribute funds from the American Rescue Plan Act that Congress passed in March, Judge KP George voted against it. He tells News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider why.And we meet Houston's new poet laureate, Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean.


6 May 2021

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Spiritual Beings And The Holy Dynamic Between Us With Rev. Patrick Kennedy

The Anthroposopher

What are spiritual beings? How do you connect with the dead? What is meant by the Christ Being in anthroposophy? All these questions and more are discussed in this lively, deep interview with Rev. Patrick Kennedy. Check out his podcast at patreon.com/ccseminary and check out our sponsor, EduCareDo at educaredo.org.

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26 Nov 2020

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Patrick Kennedy discusses Family, Recovery, and Policy

Heart of the Matter

Today on Heart of the Matter Elizabeth sits down with former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy. Patrick has been open about his addiction and mental health challenges and has learned how to navigate this deeply personal issue while also being in the public eye.He was a co-sponsor of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, a testament to his commitment to making mental health treatment accessible to all Americans. In 2013, he founded the Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit that unites advocates, business leaders and government agencies to advance evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and addiction.Patrick Kennedy works tirelessly on behalf of all those who are struggling with substance use and mental health, and this episode gives great insight into the stories behind his struggles and recovery.Learn more about Patrick Kennedy and his work at patrickjkennedy.net.Worried about your child or loved one? Partnership to End Addiction's helpline is here for you and anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of a person struggling with substance use. Connect by texting 55753 or visit https://helphope.net/3koi6Kh to learn more.Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed on Heart of the Matter are those of the podcast participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Partnership to End Addiction. We are also mindful that some of the personal stories feature the word “addict” and other terms from this list. We respect and understand those who choose to use certain terms to express themselves. However, we strive to use language that’s health-oriented, accurately reflects science, promotes evidence-based treatment and demonstrates respect and compassion. 


3 Nov 2020

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100. Patrick Kennedy | Your Spouse & Entrepreneurship

The Jenn Kennedy Show

What is up, Tribe?! Happy Friday! Welcome to another episode of The Jenn Kennedy Show. This episode is extra special for me because I’m recording it with my husband on our third anniversary! When we first got married, I had absolutely no idea I was going to start my own business! But Pat has supported me every step of the way. So today, Pat and I are diving into what it means to be married to an entrepreneur. We’re going to talk about the importance of being a supportive spouse, and we’ve got plenty of advice for those of you who want to go into business but maybe don’t have the support you need. You are not going to want to miss this episode! ____________What You Will Learn… - How I gradually transitioned from teaching to entrepreneurship - The importance of supporting your spouse in their career - Why “We can’t afford it” is not a good reason not to invest in yourself - How to communicate with your spouse about making financial investments - The importance of helping your spouse to understand your business - How to celebrate your spouse’s achievements - Why men don’t always need to be the breadwinner - The importance of growing together as a team ____________Connect with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thejennkennedy/?hl=en Apply for the Impact to Income Academy: www.yourimpactyourincome.com/ImpacttoIncomeAcademy


24 Jul 2020

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Microchip Technology's Patrick Kennedy | Designing IoT Products to Scale

IoT For All Podcast

In this episode of the IoT For All podcast, Microchip Marketing Applications Engineer, Patrick Kennedy, joins us to talk through some of the key considerations in designing IoT products to scale.As a marketing applications engineer in the 8-bit microcontroller business unit at Microchip Technology, Patrick spends his days working to make developers lives’ easier by creating useful tutorials, videos, and other training materials. He spends his spare time consulting with small businesses and non-profits on managing projects ranging from cloud solutions for business automation to embedded projects in sustainability initiatives.To start the episode, Patrick gave us a little background on some of what Microchip Technology does. Microchip, Patrick said, is a massive company selling a range of hardware components from 8-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors to higher-end products used in data centers, digital power supplies, and even full-fledged atomic clocks. “We basically touch every aspect of the IoT chain,” Patrick said, “ranging from edge nodes to more sophisticated pieces of hardware like FPGAs to be used in data centers or even for machine learning at the edge.”Patrick also shared a bit on the process he’s seen companies undertake and what they often miss in prototyping that has to be adjusted for full production. Of the design process, he said, it’s all about how “you design your system so that you can deploy 10,000 or 100,000 of these nodes,” and how “you design the products so that as you find other applications or as the technology changes, you reduce the amount of work you have to do to update the system.”In the end, Patrick said a lot of it comes down to modularity, partitioning the functionality of your device across various chips to enable some additional agility. So if you want to change from Wifi to LoRa, you don’t have to change your design completely from the ground up. He also discussed some other important considerations including security, device failure, and even difficulty acquiring parts in the supply chain, especially where small runs are concerned.Patrick also shared some thoughts on some of the common issues faced by companies developing their first IoT product, including navigating technical terminology, collecting real-time data while managing resources like power, and managing the supply chain.And to round out the conversation, Patrick shared two pieces of advice for companies new to the space or currently developing a product. He recommended that companies stay as agile as possible with parts selection. “Imagine you have a prototype,” Patrick said, “and find out that the main processor that you’ve been using and you’ve written all the firmware for has a lead time of 15 weeks.” The second piece of advice Patrick had, was to work with design partners who are highly familiar with the process. Every industry will have its own sets of regulations and testing and will bleed a lot of resources if you’re unprepared. “Never discount the amount of regulatory compliance you will have to do for a product,” Patrick said.Interested in connecting with Patrick? Reach out to him on Linkedin!About Microchip Technology: Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs that reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:(02:27) Introduction to Patrick(03:46) Introduction to Microchip(05:38) What is your process for designing IoT products for deployment?(10:29) How does that process change in relation to the scale or stage of an IoT product?(17:28) What advice do you have for companies trying to navigate the technical side of IoT?(22:51) How do you define “real-time” and how does that play into the analytics piece of IoT?(26:26) How does data collection play into the optimization of a device for low-power consumption?(29:43) What advice do you have for companies getting ready to start manufacturing devices and starting down the supply chain path?(35:28) What are the AVR IoT and PIC IoT development boards and for what use cases are they good for?


13 Jul 2020