Understanding historical and intergenerational trauma is essential to providing culturally competent and person-centered care. Join us on August 29 for the Social Justice Leadership Academy’s (SJLA) August Learning Series Event as Tamanna Patel, MPH, and Terence Fitzgerald, Ph.D., explore these specific forms of trauma, the impacts they have on individuals…
As we continue to grapple with the overwhelming aspects of an international pandemic, people across our nation have raised their voice to demand change around systemic racism and its devastating effects.
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing acknowledges that many institutions throughout our country were founded upon and continue to perpetuate systemic racism. Our health care system, including mental health and substance use treatment, is rife with examples of these inequities – particularly with regard to health care access.
We must address the persistent health disparities rooted in systemic racism to improve individual and community health. As an organization, we are committed to raising awareness about health care inequities and providing support to our members as they tackle these issues.
The National Council has compiled webinars, tools and other resources with the most up-to-date materials available to support you in addressing racial inequities and the associated stigmas that lead to mental health and substance use treatment disparities, and to ensure you have the tools to support your patients and providers.
Access for Everyone: A Toolkit for Addressing Health Equity and Racial Justice within Integrated Care Settings
The Social Justice Leadership Academy workbook will provide a foundation for a clearer understanding of where you, your organization and services are when it comes to embedding principles of social justice and equity in mental health and substance use treatment.
Despite much of the progress made to date, including the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), millions of individuals in the United States who live with some form of disability – physical, cognitive, developmental, intellectual or sensory – continue to face health disparities and challenges in accessing equitable…
Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, MBA, and Rachel Melissa Talley, MD, will discuss Self-Assessment for Modification of Anti-Racism Tool (SMART), the first tool designed specifically to help community behavioral health and other human service organizations assess the extent to which their organizational and clinical processes are affected by racism. Dr. Shoyinka…
In our next episode of Wellbeing Wednesdays, we will shift our attention to health disparities and a health care system that too often leaves people of color and other minorities behind.
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been deeply affected by the opioid crisis in the United States. The rate of drug overdose deaths among AI/AN populations is well above the national average, and 2020 data shows this trend continuing. Many Native communities also experience unique health care disparities…
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