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Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Apply Now: Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program

August 27, 2015 | Workforce | Comments
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The National Council’s 2015 Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program wrapped up 10-months’ worth of programming in Washington, D.C. this week. The Program fosters mid-level managers working in mental health and addiction service organizations who are eager to gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills to develop and lead strategies to eliminate health disparities within their communities.

With 23 mid-level managers representing 19 different states, the cohort came to DC to share information about the projects and initiatives they have spearheaded in their agencies and communities to reduce health-related disparities that affect racial, ethnic and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations seeking care in mental health and addiction service settings.

Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council, also stopped by to meet with the group. She discussed the history of discrimination in behavioral health care settings, and the progress that still needs to be made in mental health and addictions service systems to encourage increased diversity in organizational leadership structures.

Since 2010, the National Council has engaged more than 80 individuals from community mental health and addiction organizations, primary care clinics, hospital systems, and state agencies. And as we congratulate and say goodbye to the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program graduates, we’re gearing up to welcome a new class of emerging leaders. Through a highly competitive application process, the National Council will invite 24 emerging leaders from across the country to participate in the 2016 class. Are you one of these leaders? Click here to learn more about the program and submit your online application no later than 11:59 PM ET on September 13, 2015.

For more information, watch this informational webinar or download the presentation slides. If you have questions, please contact Adam Swanson at