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Symposium Highlights Ways to Collaborate for Mental Health Equity

Symposium Highlights Ways to Collaborate for Mental Health Equity

Editor's note: We continue to recognize Mental Health Awareness Week with this post about an exciting event coming up in the next couple weeks!

The 16th Annual UCLA Health Equity Symposium, “Working Together to Achieve Mental Health Equity: Pressing Issues, Promising Approaches, and Next Steps,” will be held in downtown Los Angeles on November 18th. The day-long event (8 am - 4 pm) will focus on local, state, and national programs and initiatives aimed to increase mental health equity. 

Topic areas to be discussed include: a historic perspective on mental illness across cultural and social groups, substance use disorders, mental health and resiliency among veterans and military families, mental health and the justice system, and California’s new strategic plan to reduce mental health disparities. The agenda is comprised of interactive presentations, panel discussions, networking activities, a poster session, as well as an optional working group over the lunch hour.  

The FREE symposium is jointly hosted by the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided. Expected attendees include leadership and staff of community-based organizations and local health departments, healthcare providers, faculty and students. 

Please click here to obtain additional information and to register.

Organizations interested in sharing information related to their own work aimed to increase mental health equity are strongly encouraged to participate in the poster session “Promising Strategies to Improve Mental Health & Mental Health Equity.”  

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