Source: CRDP LGBTQ TA Center
Topic: Data Collection/Evaluation
The LGBTQ Population Evaluation Guidelines (the Guidelines) were developed during Phase II of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), an initiative funded by the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health. CRDP was developed in response to well-documented mental health disparities that impact communities that have been historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served. The initiative seeks to identify solutions that reduce or eliminate disparities and improve mental health for five populations: African Americans; Asians and Pacific Islanders; Latinos; Native Americans; and LGBTQ. Building upon promising community practices and strategies for systems change identified in Phase I, CRDP Phase II focuses on supporting seven community-based organizations within each population group over six years so they can effectively implement innovative programs and demonstrate community-defined evidence to reduce mental health disparities.