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Jenni Muns

Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Applications for Health Disparities Leadership Program Launched

August 13, 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments
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The next class of the National Council’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program has been announced.

Through a highly competitive application process, the National Council will choose 24 emerging leaders from across the country to participate in this 10-month intensive program designed to reduce disparities for ethnic, racial, and LGBT populations that receive community-based behavioral health services.

Since 2010, the National Council has engaged 80 individuals from community mental health and addiction organizations, primary care clinics, hospital systems, and state agencies. The program teaches mid-level managers working in mental health and addiction service organizations the awareness, knowledge, and skills to develop and lead strategies to eliminate health disparities within their communities.

In continuing with the National Council’s commitment to help foster a diverse mental health and addictions workforce, while simultaneously working to eliminate health-related disparities, the program will be offered at no cost for participants, including all program activities and travel-related expenses.

Click here to review the Request for Applications. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM ET on September 13, 2015. Interested applicants may also participate in an informational webinar on August 21, from 2-2:30 pm ET. For more information, please contact Adam Swanson at or 202-684-7457, ex. 269.