A SAMHSA sponsored two-part series webinar presented on behalf of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), took place Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 2:30-4:00pm Eastern Time (Part One) and Friday, August 12, 2022 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time (Part Two) called “Guidance, Actionable Steps, and Examples to Begin to Address Behavioral Health Care Disparities & Bring Racial Equity within the Behavioral Health Care System”.
NASMHPD’s Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) Division developed a working document that provides suggested inward and outward-facing actionable steps and examples as a guide for State Behavioral Health Agencies to address disparities and promote racial equity in the behavioral health care system; it was disseminated under NASMHPD’s Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) program. This webinar will promote Guidance, Actionable Steps, and Examples to Begin to Address Behavioral Health Care Disparities & Bring Racial Equity within the Behavioral Health Care System as a beginning guide and tool with innovative ideas and strategies.
This guiding document emphasizes that all people should have an equitable (fair and just) opportunity to be as healthy as possible, no matter where they live, work, or play. It also explains efforts to achieve this goal by addressing social problems, unfair practices, and unjust conditions that can weaken the health of specific groups of Americans. We believe that this guide would be a great resource for you all moving forward with your work.
1.Learn about creating safe spaces for people receiving and providing care who have/continue to experience trauma due to past unjust and unfair practices.
2.Learn about changing practices in hiring, disciplinary and promotion practices within institutions and organizations to ensure promotion of racial equity.
3.Discuss policy and practice changes that will comprehensively address health disparities and support racial equity.
This session will be followed shortly by a facilitated intimate dialogue allowing participants the opportunity to dig deeper into this topic and to discuss new examples and suggestions to be added as the behavioral health system and the larger health care system evolve.
•Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara, LCSW, MPA Assistant Director, Utah Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
•Louise K. Johnson serves as the Director of the Division of Children, Adolescents and their Families for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health
•Diana Cockrell, Section Manager in the prenatal through 25 behavioral health team for the state of WA in the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery at the Health Care
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at email@example.com.
Live closed-captioning is available for this webinar, however, should you need other accommodations, please specify. Thank you!
***We do not offer CEU credits however a letter of attendance will be available to download during the evaluation after the webinar is complete.