“Beyond the Talk, Practicing the Walk: A Path to Bridge the Cultural Gap”
Date: December 6 & 7, 2012 Attendance: 500+, waitlist 150
The goal of the Cultural Competence & Mental Health Southern Region Summit XVIII (CCMH Summit XVIII) was to answer the call to reduce behavioral health disparities for African-Americans and Latinos, which are among two of five historically under-served communities in California. In line with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component of the MHSA the CCMH Summit XVIII presented community informed practices in the African-American and Latino communities that addressed behavioral health care through prevention strategies. The Summit hosted a total of 44 breakouts comprised of 4 institutes, 32 workshops, 8 media advocacy showcases, and 43 resource exhibit tables distributed over four sessions during the two day conference. In addition to the organization and facilitation of the Summit, TLFA is also developing a Cultural Competence and Mental Health Resource Toolkit as an outcome which will be distributed statewide and to other national stakeholders.
Publications: Evaluation Summary Report · Competence and Mental Health Resource Toolkit
Client: San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency Behavioral Health Services Division
“Your meeting has been the best of its kind I’ve been to in California”
– Cultural Competence & Mental Health Summit Plenary Speaker