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.
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 re
The MRCD is an interactive self-assessment tool for quickly identifying areas of potential deficiency and providing guidance and resource links to support capacity building for community agencies seeking to become a Medi-Cal billable Specialty Mental Health Service (SMHS) provider.
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.