Reducing Mental Health Disparities

Public Comment Time on Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities

The draft Strategic Plan released by the California Department of Public Health identifies strength based promising practices that will inform practitioners, program planners, and policy makers on improving services to better meet the needs of racial, ethnic and multicultural communities in a culturally responsive manner.

The purpose of the strategic plan is to provide community-driven direction to reduce disparities in racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ communities by:

  • Identifying culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to improve access, services, and outcomes for racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ populations, and
  • Providing recommendations to the state for funding and evaluating culturally-rooted, community-defined promising practices over a four-year pilot program.The strategic plan has been released for a 30-day public comment period that includes several community forums across the state. See details below for how you can participate in the discussion.

Strategic Plan

Additional Resources and Information
California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP)
Draft Plan Emerges to Reduce Disparities in Mental Health Care (California Healthline)
Guidelines (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, CPEHN)

Town Hall Meetings

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