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Presentation Addresses Mental Health Needs of Underserved Populations in California

Presentation Addresses Mental Health Needs of Underserved Populations in California

The California MHSA Multicultural Coalition (CMMC) is proud to announce an upcoming opportunity for those interested in learning about the CMMC’s State of the State reports. The State of the State reports were created to highlight the mental health needs of some of the diverse under- and unserved populations in California. Join us on September 30th in Carlsbad for Culture and Mental Health:Exploring Challenges and Resiliency for Diverse Communities, a free presentation on the findings of these reports.

To develop the State of the State reports, the CMMC conducted interviews with individuals from the respective communities and consulted subject matter experts in order to get a first-hand perspective of the challenges these communities face. We also wanted to learn about the strength and resiliency within each community. 

The reports were created to give a brief overview of the unique difficulties that are inherent in certain populations including:

  • Armenian
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Refugee/Asylee
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
  • Russian Speaking
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southwest Asian

You can access the reports here.

The CMMC is a statewide multicultural coalition comprising consumers, family members, and subject matter experts who work toward the integration of a culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care system. The CMMC is one of the seven partners of the California Reducing Disparities Project, and is staffed by the Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition (REMHDCO). Click here to learn more about the CMMC.

If you want to learn more about our work to reduce mental health disparities in particular underserved populations, please join us for this event. Please RSVP to Alicia Castaneda at acastaneda@remhdco.org.

Click here for the flyer for this event.

Wednesday, September 30th
9:30am-1:00pm
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Cardiff Room
5480 Grand Pacific Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

This presentation will be in conjunction with the 2015 California Behavioral Health Policy Forum taking place on October 1-2 at the same location.

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