In 2009, California eliminated most dental services for adults from its Medi-Cal program. As a result, many community members have experienced huge gaps in care and high costs for important dental procedures that result in physical and mental health issues, unemployment, and the furthering of health disparities.
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.
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.
The Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities
was developed between 2012 and 2015 by the California
Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) with our partners
representing diverse populations in California. The Strategic
Plan is part of the California Reducing Disparities Project
(CRDP), which is funded through the Mental Health
Services Act (MHSA, or Proposition 63).
Innovations in Mental Health
Communities 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.
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).
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 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.
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.