The Health Equity Team aims to become the recognized experts in California leading efforts to achieve health equity and social justice, helping families and communities achieve whole health. We do so by being focused on the people we are working for and with, having a close relationship with the community, and valuing diversity.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) has entered into a collaboration with the Community Healing Network, Inc. (CHN), and The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) to support the implementation of a community defined practice utilizing the CIBHS Community Development Team Model for achieving model adherent, sustainable implementation of a practice.
According to research, millions of youth nationwide become formally involved with the juvenile justice system. Of those youth, close to 70 percent are known to have at least one diagnosable mental health need, while up to 25 percent of this population suffers from emotional issues. Alternatively, these youth can be safely and effectively treated in community settings, but oftentimes they are not. California faces the same problem. The California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice reports 225,000 youth are arrested in California each year. In r
The Public Safety Realignment Program provides trainings in a wide range of topics that are relevant to supporting the successful implementation of AB 109/AB117. The trainings are designed to serve mental health and substance use providers and leadership working in county behavioral health agencies, community-based organizations, and correctional settings.
The webinar will provide strategies to better serve and promote improved behavioral health outcomes for the currently inappropriately served African American population. Recommendations of culturally congruent and culturally responsive community defined practices and strategies will be presented. Additionally, an introduction to training programs and faith based campaigns developed in response to the ACBHCS African American Utilization Study will be provided.