Request for Presentations
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) cordially invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 California Health Equity Summit: Healing Communities Beyond 2020: Our Health, Our Culture, Our Climate. #Elevating Voices, scheduled for October 19-20, 2020. This cultural event is sponsored by Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and will be held in Oakland, California.
This year—and a new decade—we’ve decided to retire the title Cultural Competence Summit and introduce a more inclusive summit title to now be called—California Health Equity Summit. While the new title is looking through the lens of Health Equity, the focus is still on behavioral health. The 2020 California Health Equity Summit is accepting submissions for presentations and/or workshops that highlight projects, programs, methods, activities, and/or interventions that use various healing, wellness and recovery practices, and with a continued focus on behavioral health. There is an emphasis on cultural healing practices as well as traditional medicine that are intended to reach California’s diverse populations. The 2020 Summit will offer an opportunity to engage and deliver a range of cultural healing practices through innovative workshops and presentations to promote learning and to advance cultural humility, social justice, and equity throughout organizations and systems to effectively meet the diverse needs of consumers, individuals, families, and communities.
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“Building a Life Beyond Homelessness”
The 2020 Tenth Annual CIBHS Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Symposium is focused on practices and strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness for working with adults, children, and families with behavioral health challenges who concurrently experience homelessness or housing insecurity.
California is currently facing a homelessness and housing crisis on a scale never seen. Nearly 25% of the nation’s homeless were counted in California in 2018. This represents 130,000 homeless individuals, including families, young adults, veterans, and adults (U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, 2018). Some homeless individuals also report having a serious mental illness (1 in 4) or substance use disorder (1 in 6; Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 2018). Meanwhile, rising housing costs, a lack of affordable housing, and the impact of gentrification in California contribute to the ongoing crisis, resulting in an estimated shortage of over one million homes for low income individuals and families (National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2018).
Who should attend?
Each year, this conference brings together behavioral health practitioners, administrators, agencies, funders, and advocates to learn more about effective practices, approaches, and strategies for improving the lives of adults, children, and families receiving behavioral health services. In recent years, the symposium has also attracted healthcare, education, forensic, and other professionals in areas with an interest in improving life outcomes for shared constituents. We hope to broaden the range of participation and collaboration even further with this multi-sector theme.