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Rosalynn Carter

Former First Lady

<p>Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has worked for more than four decades to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Today, she is a leading advocate for mental health, caregiving, early childhood immunization, human rights, and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center is a private, nonprofit institution founded by former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter in 1982.</p><br /> <br /> <p>A full partner with the president in all the Center's activities, the former first lady is a member of the Carter Center Board of Trustees. She created and chairs the <a href="http://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/taskforce.html">Carter Center's Mental Health Task Force</a>, an advisory body of experts, consumers, and advocates promoting positive change in the mental health field. Each year, she hosts the <a href="http://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/symposium/index.html">Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy</a>, bringing together leaders of the nation's mental health organizations to address critical issues.</p>

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