ABOUT THE ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The National Council’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program fosters emerging mid-level managers working in mental health and addiction service organizations who are eager to gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills to achieve health equity within their communities and organizations. This program focuses on reaching health equity in multiple ways, including overcoming barriers to diversity within organizations and eliminating health disparities among behavioral health populations. Through this program, participants will gain increased knowledge and applicable skills around:
- Leadership Development ― Leadership styles and practices, adaptive leadership techniques, managing systems change, building collaborations and working in teams, developing shared goals, change management and conflict resolution.
- Health Equity ― Building awareness and knowledge about health disparities and equity, social determinants of health, cultural and linguistic competence, and successful strategies to eliminate disparities in both behavioral health populations as well as organizations themselves.
- Professional Development ― Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses, understanding privilege and ‘-isms,’ recognizing the value of vulnerability and personal power, and ultimately charting a personal professional growth journey.
The National Council is committed to doing our part to cultivate a diverse mental health and addictions workforce, inclusive of development opportunities for emerging leaders within community behavioral health organizations. As such, we are pleased to continue to offer this program at no cost for selected participants from National Council member organizations, including all program activities, travel and hotel expenses for in-person meetings.
Jennifer Adams-LeBlanc, Lahey Health Behavioral Services
Aitalohi Amaize, Unity Health Care, Inc.
Carol Bradford, Prairie Center Health Systems, Inc.
Kevin Chandler, Southside Community Services
Kristal Cleaver, Clinical & Support Options, Inc.
Johnathan Crawford, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
Januwaa Davis, Horizon Behavioral Health
Ursula Davis, Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center, Center of Excellence for Childen’s Behavioral Health
Daniel Do, Lynn Community Health Center
Danie Eagleton, Navos
Tinamarie Fioroni, Behavioral Health Network
Lynn Goldberg, Community Care Behavioral Health
Brenda Gomez, JPS Health Network
Antoinette Hagley, Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office
Eddie Hardaway, ICL HealthCare Choices
Rebecca Hartman, Berks Counseling Center
Heath Hayes, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Dante Jimenez, Emergence Health Network
Deborah Johnson, Tri-City Mental Health
Alexandra Jost, Bread for the City
Alaina Kennedy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Susan Kramer, Munson Healthcare
Melanie Martins, Mental Health America of Los Angeles
Laura McArthur, Aurora Community Mental Health Center
Thomas Nguyen, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Kokona Nissa Perry, Jewish Board
Loyd Platson, Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, Inc
Jesús Quiñones, Casa de Salud
Rhoda Schlatter, Center for Human Services
Ronald Sims, Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center
Melissa Stancil, CareNet, Inc.
Mary Sterritt, Mental Health Center of Denver
Scott Westbrock, South Central Human Relations Center
Johanna Wichmann, Centerstone of Illinois
Erik Soto, The Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA (MHASP)
The Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program will begin in late January 2017 and conclude in early October 2017. Participants will engage in the following activities:
- Program Introduction Webinar
- Three In-Person Meetings:
- Bi-Monthly Webinars
- Monthly 1:1 Coaching Calls
- Monthly Peer-Support Calls
- Monthly Homework Assignments & Readings
National Council Leadership Development Offerings
The National Council maintains a large portfolio of training opportunities for staff at every level. Learn about our Middle Management Academy, the 2017 National Council Conference, and upcoming National Council webinars for other leadership development offerings.
We also provide a consulting service line that can be customized to meet your organization’s unique leadership and development needs. Ask us how.