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United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention Takes Action to Address Addiction Crisis

The two-day event in May will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.

The 9th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention promotes community awareness and support for behavioral health and substance use prevention. The conference allows professionals in the behavioral and mental health fields to share their insights, research, and best practices in promoting mental health and well-being. The two-day event on May 14 and May 15 highlights the crucial role of prevention strategies in improving overall behavioral health.

The event is hosted by the United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention in conjunction with the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and the Florida Department of Children and Families. The event’s purpose is to provide a platform for professionals in the behavioral and mental health fields to share insights, research, and best practices in promoting mental health and well-being. It will also highlight the crucial role of prevention strategies in improving overall behavioral health.

The upcoming conference is set to feature a lineup of renowned psychologists, professors, trauma and grief specialists, leading experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and prevention specialists. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from these thought leaders, network with industry peers, and engage in discussions related to research, policy, and practice. The conference tracks will cover a wide range of topics such as Professional Development, Faith-Based Focus, Social Determinants of Behavioral Health, Innovative Initiatives, Trauma-Responsive Initiatives, Youth Prevention Interventions, Collaboration and Integration, and Mental Health Promotion. Licensed clinicians and certified professionals have the opportunity to earn CEU credits. The keynote speakers for this event include Joe Roberts, Jamira Burley, Amanda Andere, and Dr. Mimi Graham. Additional speakers will be announced shortly.

Early registration for $100 ends on April 1, with registration starting April 2 at $125. Breakfast and lunch are included, while business attire is required. To register for this event, please visit https://www.Unitedwaybroward.org/BHC2024. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact conference@UnitedWayBroward.org or CALL 954.462.4850. 

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.