You Can Help Reduce Mental Health Disparities in California

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Ruben Cantu

Associate Director
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Organization: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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Since 2010, CPEHN has been working closely with partners to develop a strategic plan to reduce mental health disparities, and we’re excited to finally be able to share the draft plan with you and hear your thoughts. 

Part of the groundbreaking California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) funded through Prop 63, this strategic plan is based on in-depth research compiled by partners in five populations (African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBTQ communities, and Native Americans), with input from a seventh partner, the California MHSA Multicultural Coalition. These groups conducted extensive community engagement, reaching thousands of community members through meetings, focus groups, surveys, interviews, and one-on-one discussions to identify ways to improve wellbeing in underserved populations. As a final step in this first phase of the CRDP, CPEHN developed a strategic plan to not only provide culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to improve access, services, and outcomes for our communities, but also to provide the state with our recommendations for funding and evaluating culturally-rooted, community-defined promising practices over the next four years.

Now it’s your turn to let us know if we got it right. We’ve just kicked off a 30-day public comment period so share your thoughts with us or attend an upcoming town hall meeting in Fresno, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles, or Eureka

For more information on the strategic plan, including how to submit your comments and register for our upcoming town hall meetings, go to our CRDP page.