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.