The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) is hosting a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards (National CLAS Standards), cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Participant learning objectives include understanding health care in Indian Country, and understanding health equity challenges in tribal communities.
Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project LGBTQ Technical Assistance (TA) Center
In response to former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s call for national action to reduce mental health disparities, the former Department of Mental Health (DMH), with support from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) and the California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC), created a statewide policy initiative to identify solutions for historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities. In 2009, the former DMH launched a statewide Prevention and Early Intervention effort, the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), which focuses on five populations.
Napa County’s Upvalley communities were awarded a $1 million state grant for Napa’s LGBTQ Connection initiative that will be expand its services so that it can support youth in Upvalley, Sonoma Valley, Napa and Santa Rosa. The grant could also help communities across the state develop similar programs for LGBTQ youth and community initiatives.