NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTORS

NASMHPD Prevention Center's webinar on Understanding and Reducing Behavioral Health Disparities

The presenters provide an overview of the causes and impacts of health disparities and discuss strategies to increase the availability of culturally-competent care for under-served groups, including under-served racial/ethnic groups, LGBT individuals, immigrant/refugee populations, etc. The speakers discuss the role of leadership in these efforts, as well as the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration. In addition to discussing disparities in behavioral health, they also touch on the linkage with efforts to enhance broader heath equity.

Presenters:

  • Rachele C Espiritu, Ph.D. and Suganya Sockalingam, Ph.D., Change Matrix

Date of webinar: May 30, 2013

To access the recording, please visit: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/p68f6q4cjsf/

For questions or additional information about the webinar, please contact Pat Shea, Deputy Director, Office of Technical Assistance, NASMHPD.