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Cultural Responsiveness Webinar Series
Part 1: February 8, 2023 • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT
Part 2: February 9, 2023 • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT
We invite you to attend our first-ever virtual learning event, hosted in collaboration with National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI CA). Join us as we explore culturally responsive strategies to outreach and engage with un-, under-, and inappropriately served diverse communities across California.
This two-part webinar series on Cultural Responsiveness from NAMI CA aims to equip community members and mental health professionals with the tools and information needed to engage diverse communities.
Data in Advocacy: Lessons from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Group in LA County
February 15, 2023 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
This webinar will help participants learn how to use data to advocate for behavioral health equity. Participants will examine when to aggregate or disaggregate data and analyze how data impacts behavioral health policy, Cultural Competence Plan (CCP) development, and program outcomes. Using AAPI data as an example, participants will have the opportunity to consider how data measures behavioral health access and utilization and how different datasets impact program planning to reduce behavioral health disparities.
A Bit About the Project
California’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. But health disparities and inequities mean that many of us do not receive the same level of care—or have the same health outcomes—as other Californians.
The Community Mental Health Equity Project (CMHEP) was created to reduce these disparities and expand Californians’ access to culturally and linguistically responsive behavioral health services.
Through CMHEP.org, county behavioral health departments and community-based organizations will be able to access no-cost training opportunities, technical assistance, and resources related to:
- Fostering partnerships between counties and community organizations
- Growing the number of ethnic and community-based Medi-Cal providers
- Expanding community-defined effective and cultural healing practices
- Creating trauma-informed services and systems change
- Practicing cultural humility in policy and practice
- Enhancing counties’ use of data to evaluate community needs and outcomes
- Integrating the National CLAS Standards and Cultural Competence Plan Requirements
- Supporting counties through Cultural Competence Plan tools and training
- Building a more diverse workforce
- Countering the effects of structural racism
- And much more
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