MHSOAC Stakeholder Advocacy Events

CPEHN and our partners are preparing for the enormous mental heath needs of Black Indigenous People Of Color (BIPOC) communities during and post COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, CPEHN was contracted by MHSOAC to deliver on some of the equity promises of the Mental Health Services Act. For three years, until 2024, CPEHN will serve as one of MHSOAC’s statewide advocacy organizations. In this role, we lead statewide advocacy efforts, engage local stakeholders from diverse racial and ethnic communities—including multicultural, Black, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander and Latinx—and provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support and outreach.


In particular, we will facilitate local and state advocacy efforts to address the unique needs of diverse racial and ethnic communities when it comes to mental health. We will conduct mental health advocacy through local events, gatherings, research and advocacy. We will hold county, regional and state convenings and engage in advocacy activities with community leader including grassroots organizations, county representatives and constituents. We’ll support local advocacy and oversee follow-up activities, data collection, and recommended action items for inclusion in the final State of the Community Report. Finally, we will bring it all together via the annual culminating State-wide Advocacy Event.


Mental Health in the Hmong Community: A Listening Session for Youth and Young Adults

Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 5:00-6:30pm

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Join us for the first listening session as part of the Southeast Asian American Community Advocacy Series: Advocating for Hmong Mental Health Needs, hosted by the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.

Our community listening sessions will focus on the mental health needs of the Hmong community in Butte County. In this session, we want to hear from youth, young adults, and working professionals on their knowledge of and experiences with mental health services in Butte County. We also hope to learn about key mental health challenges and ways to improve access to and quality of services.

This event will be conducted in English with live interpretation in Hmong. 


Mental Health in the Hmong Community: A Listening Session for Older Adults and Seniors

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 5:00-6:30pm

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Join us for the second listening session as part of the Southeast Asian American Community Advocacy Series: Advocating for Hmong Mental Health Needs, hosted by the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.

Our community listening sessions will focus on the mental health needs of the Hmong community in Butte County. In this session, we want to hear from older adults and elderly community members on their knowledge of and experiences with mental health services in Butte County. We also hope to learn about key mental health challenges and ways to improve access to and quality of services.

This event will be conducted in Hmong only with closed captioning in English. 


Reimagining Black Mental Health Conference

Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

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Join us for an afternoon of small group discussions focusing on reimagining Black mental health.

Drumming, singing, poetry, African centered ritual. How do you define mental health and mental wellness?


Effective Mental Health Engagement with the Hmong Community

Date: April 16, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30am

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Join us for the first advocacy training as part of the Southeast Asian American Community Advocacy Series: Advocating for Hmong Mental Health Needs, hosted by the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.

About the Event: Do you live in Butte County or work in mental health systems that serve the Hmong community? Do you want to improve how you work with Hmong clients and community members in mental health settings? If you answered yes, join us to learn about Hmong cultural beliefs about illnesses and treatment, mental health services, and effective practices for rapport and engagement.

This event will be conducted in English with live interpretation in Hmong.


Foro virtual comunitario en salud mental health

Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 4:00-6:30pm

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La Red de Promotoras y Trabajadores Comunitarios de Kern con Visión y Compromiso en
colaboración con Latino Coalition for a Healthy California te invita a reservar la fecha

Visión y Compromiso’s Network of Promotoras and CHWs at Kern in collaboration
with Latino Coalition for a Healthy California invite you to save the date.


Effective Mental Health Advocacy for the Hmong Community

Date: April 23, 2021
Time: 5:00-6:30pm

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Join us for the second advocacy training as part of the Southeast Asian American Community Advocacy Series: Advocating for Hmong Mental Health Needs, hosted by the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.

About the Event: Are you interested in learning how you can be more involved in shaping mental health services and in improving access and quality of mental health in your county? If you answered yes, join us to learn about California’s mental health system, how the local government implements mental health funding, and effective skills and strategies to advocate for better mental health services in your community.

This event will be conducted in Hmong only with closed captioning in English. 


Reflecting on Culture as a Social Determinant of Mental Health: A Community Listening Session

Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 1:45-4:00pm

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Make your voice heard in a community listening session designed to identify the challenges and issues facing Diverse Racial and Ethnic Communities in the Los Angeles mental health system. We invite folks from the Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Eastern European/Middle Eastern, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities to join us.


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