Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities
The draft Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities was drafted by CPEHN in collaboration with six partners in the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), and funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63). The CRDP is a groundbreaking prevention and early intervention effort to reduce mental health disparities in underserved populations. This Strategic Plan represents the voice of African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities in California, as captured by five Strategic Planning Workgroups, or SPWs.
Purpose of the Strategic Plan
The purpose of the strategic plan is to provide community-driven direction to reduce disparities in racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ communities by:
Identifying culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to improve access, services, and outcomes for racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ populations, and
Providing recommendations to the state for funding and evaluating culturally-rooted, community-defined promising practices over a four-year pilot program.
CPEHN recently completed a 35-day public comment period to solicit additional input from community stakeholders on the draft Strategic Plan. Over the next several months, CPEHN will be revising the draft and sharing it with our partners in the CRDP. We plan to have a final Strategic Plan available later in 2015.