CoE Office Hours: Advancing Health Equity Starts with Us

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – a month dedicated to growing public awareness of mental health topics, including mental illness among communities of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).

To celebrate and contribute to this growing awareness, join us as we discuss how advancing health equity requires personal learning, reflection and growth to understand health disparities and injustices, especially among communities of color and other marginalized communities. This individual process requires time and commitment to equip individuals to address health equity and health disparities among clients and take action within their organizations and communities, while also supporting wellbeing of staff.
Join us on Wednesday, July 14 from 12-1 p.m. ET, as health equity and racial justice experts reflect on the connections between advancing equity, first as an individual, then as an organization and, finally, as part of a larger community. Strategies to pursue health equity at each level will be discussed, with particular focus on the individual level.

This session will feature expert speakers, including:
• Maura Gaswirth, LICSW, Director, Practice Improvement and Consulting, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
• Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, Consultant, Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
• Aaron Williams, MA, Integrated Care Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
• Terence Fitzgerald, PhD, EdM, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Children Youth and Families, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
• Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, President, Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.