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CPEHN is excited to release Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows: How Immigrants in California Struggle to Get Needed Care.The expansion of public mental health services over the last several decades, while significant, has not guaranteed access to mental health care for all California residents, especially undocumented immigrants.Over the past year, CPEHN interviewed fifteen county behavioral health leaders representing twelve California county behavioral health departments in order to evaluate the barriers that immigrant communities face when accessing mental health care.

Innovations in Mental HealthCommunities of color and LGBTQ communities have historically been unserved, underserved, or inappropriately served by California’s behavioral health system. Without innovation in local delivery systems, the prevalence of inappropriate treatment or no treatment among communities of color and LGBTQ communities will remain. This summer, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, along with its partners the California Primary Care Association and #Out4MentalHealth, released a brief on mental health innovation in California. The brief highlights models of local innovation and opportunities for local and statewide change to ensure new practices are introduced into California’s mental health system. 

CPEHN is excited to release the California Reducing Disparities Project: Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities. This report was developed by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network in partnership with the California Reducing Disparities Project Partners.

The Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparitieswas developed between 2012 and 2015 by the CaliforniaPan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) with our partnersrepresenting diverse populations in California. The StrategicPlan is part of the California Reducing Disparities Project(CRDP), which is funded through the Mental HealthServices Act (MHSA, or Proposition 63).

Kế Hoạch để Làm Giảm Sự Chênh Lệch về Sức Khỏe Tâm Thần (Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities) được lập ra bởi Hệ Thống Y Tế Các Sắc Dân của California (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network - CPEHN) với những cộng tác viên của chúng tôi đại diện cho sự đa dạng các sắc dân trong tiểu bang California. Kế Hoạch là một phần của Dự Án Làm Giảm Sự Bất Bình Đẳng trong California (California Reducing Disparities Project, viết tắt là CRDP), được tài trợ thông qua đạo luật Đạo Luật Dịch Vụ Sức Khỏe Tâm Thần (MentalHealth ServicesAct -MHSA, hoặc Dự Luật số 63).

CPEHN is excited to release Measuring Mental Health Disparities: A Roadmap & Recommendations for Implementation of the Mental Health Equity Act (AB 470, 2017).We know that health care coverage and access alone do not guarantee a reduction of disparities or improve health outcomes. Quality of care and the cultural appropriateness of care are critical components of ensuring health equity.Quality measurement in mental health has historically lagged behind quality and performance improvement in health care, but it is a key component of achieving equity. Therefore, CPEHN convened an Advisory Committee to develop a recommended set of quality metrics for adoption by the State of California. Through this conversation, a number of themes emerged that are reflected in the report, “Measuring Mental Health Disparities”.

El Plan Estratégico para Reducir Desigualdades en la Salud Mental fue desarrollado por la Red de Salud Pan-Étnica de California (CPEHN, siglas en inglés) con nuestros colaboradores quienes representan las diversas comunidades de California. El Plan Estratégico forma parte del Proyecto para Reducir Desigualdades de California (CRDP, siglas en inglés), el cual es financiado por La Ley de Servicios de Salud Mental (MHSA, siglas en inglés, o la Proposición 63).

加州泛族裔健康网络(CPEHN)与代表加州多元人口的合作伙伴共同制定了减少心理健康资源不均的策略计划。这项策略计划是加州减少资源不均项目(CRDP)的一部分,该项目由心理健康服务法案(MHSA,或63号提案)资助。

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Imperial County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Kern County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Los Angeles County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Orange County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Riverside County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in San Bernardino County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in San Diego County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in San Luis Obispo County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity. 

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Santa Barbara County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity.

Mental health and substance use are critical public health concerns. CPEHN, in partnership with local organizations, compiled this overview of the state of mental health and substance use issues and access to care in Ventura County, as well as key recommendations for advancing equity. 

Mental health and well-being is a core component of overall health, but communities of color in California face myriad barriers to optimal mental health and necessary care. 

The House and Senate Republicans are fast-tracking a bill that would repeal the ACA and strip health care away from as many as 24 million Americans including millions of Californians. The new plan, the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) will be devastating to the health of California seniors, children and communities of color.

The House and Senate Republicans are fast-tracking a bill that would repeal the ACA and strip health care away from 24 million Americans including millions of Californians. The new plan, the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) will be devastating to the health of California seniors, children and communities of color.  

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), undoing the tremendous progress California has made in reducing disparities in access to mental health care services. Prior to the ACA, Latinos and African Americans who sought help for mental health or substance use services were less likely to receive necessary treatment. While these disparities persist, with more individuals insured, low-income Californians and communities of color are better able to access vital behavioral health services. But all of these gains are now at substantial risk!

President Trump and Congressional leadership are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), eliminating access to health care for millions of Californians. Prison and jail inmates experience a higher rate of chronic disease than the general population.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), created in 2010, with the passage of the ACA, is aimed at reducing long-term health costs by supporting programs that seek to address many chronic diseases that are easily preventable. House Republicans are fast-tracking the American Health Care Act, which eliminates the PPHF.

Communities of color, the majority of the newly insured under Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be most negatively impacted from national efforts to repeal the law. Prior to the ACA communities of color, who made up just over half of all residents, were three-quarters (74%) of California’s uninsured. The ACA significantly helped to close the coverage gap, cutting uninsurance rates by more than half for Asian Americans and African Americans between 2013 and 2015 and reducing rates for Latinos at slightly lower rates.

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