Minnesota’s Medical Alley Association announced today that mental health advocates Michael Phelps and Michael Kennedy will speak at the trade group’s annual dinner on April 29 in Minneapolis.
Olympic swimming champion Phelps has gone on to advocate for open conversations to end the stigma around mental health. Phelps and Kennedy, a former Rhode Island congressman, will join Medical Alley president & CEO for a discussion on the topic at the dinner.
“The Medical Alley Association is committed to promoting mental health care, raising awareness of new ways to nurture mental resilience, and amplifying the voices of those that are passionate about improving mental health for everyone,” Mandle said in a news release. “It will be a privilege to have two of the most outspoken mental health advocates in the country taking the stage here in the global epicenter of health innovation and care.”
Last November, Phelps was placed at the top of MM&M Magazine and PRWeek’s Health Influencer 50 for his work in mental health through the Michael Phelps Foundation. Kennedy was known during his time in Congress for his advocacy for expanded access to mental health treatment, culminating in his cosponsorship of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and his subsequent founding of the Kennedy Forum.
More information about the dinner may be found here.