A Right to Heal: Mental Health in Diverse Communities a Listening Session with the Southeast Los Angeles Community

In 2020, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) contracted CPEHN (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network) for 3 years to engage and uplift diverse voices to influence what local programs and services are funded in their communities. Year 1 and Year 2 accomplishments can be found here.

At the local level, AltaMed: Civic Engagement collaborated with CPEHN and its statewide partner the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) to facilitate a listening session with a focus on mental health services from the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) community perspective (27 participants). In addition, a listening session with 4 AltaMed Behavioral Health clinicians was held to further understand and support the delivery of mental health services in SELA.