ABOUT THE CONVENING
Behavioral health is a core component of health and wellbeing. And our behavioral health isn’t only determined by biology. Mental health and substance use are impacted by social and environmental conditions, such as poverty, community safety and violence, education, and jobs. In turn, mental illness and substance use disorders, without access to appropriate treatment, may prevent an individual from fully participating in his or her life and community.
Behavioral health must be integrated into health care in order to address the holistic needs of individuals. And, as with health, reducing disparities and improving behavioral health equity requires addressing access, quality, and equity.
Join us for this special convening series as we highlight how behavioral health is a part of our work to address health disparities at the state and local level, and how this intersects with work on criminal justice, education, and immigration, among other topics.
CPEHN’s convening will provide you the opportunity to:
- Hear from local advocates regarding behavioral health care needs in their communities, from over-incarceration to access to treatment.
- Learn about local and state policy efforts to integrate behavioral health care and advance equity.
- Share your ideas and collaborate on next steps to reduce behavioral health disparities.
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, CPEHN will not be providing any handouts at the event, including PowerPoint presentations. Handouts will be available on this page a few days before the convening. A participant list will be emailed after the event.
$15 for the General Public and $10 for CPEHN Network Members (Network members should enter their discount code at the top of the registration form). Not a Network member? Join CPEHN's Network and receive a discount code!
Can't afford to pay the registration fee? Please complete the Fee Waiver Form and email it to email@example.com or fax it to (510) 832-1175, and we will get back to you in 2-3 business days.
A special thanks to our generous funder, the Blue Shield Foundation of California (BSFC), and to the Sherman Heights Community Center for providing your space.
Please contact Kiran Savage-Sangwan with any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 447-1299.