The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions has designed an innovative leadership program, the Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), specifically for mental health professionals and community stakeholders working to increase health equity at a local level.
The goal of the Institute is to strengthen the leadership skills of individuals seeking to promote health equity through a team-based approach that integrates community members impacted by services. The Institute focuses on three specific areas vital to enhancing the capacity of leaders and essential to achieving health equity: leadership development, strategies for addressing health equity, and data literacy. Each participant needs to be part of a Community Leadership Team consisting of individuals from government and community agencies with a common aim to improve health equity for a specific community.
The 8 – month Institute will be customized to the goals of each team. Activities include site visits, online training as well as technical support. The Institute seeks to develop practical expertise in leadership for health equity. Participants will be expected to apply new skills and strategies to new or existing efforts to increase health equity within their community. Teams will be encouraged to focus their practical application of the curriculum on a specific common health equity aim to maximize impact towards reducing disparities and benefit to the community.
This webinar is an introduction to the Health Equity Leadership Institute . We went into details about the Institute, application process, and a Q&A session.
Prospective applicants and people who have already applied to the Health Equity Leadership Institute: county and community individuals interested in advancing health equity in behavioral health using a team-based approach to learning, bringing county staff and community members together to increase their capacity to achieve heath equity goals.