TA Coalition Webinar: Increasing Cultural Competency in Mental Health Care Settings

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A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented on behalf of Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, took place Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 1:30pm Eastern Time called “Increasing Cultural Competency in Mental Health Care Settings”


Description: There are many barriers to care that prevents or limits an individual from receiving help. One of these barriers is a lack of cultural competency in the mental health care space. Racial/ethnic minority individuals often receive lower quality healthcare services, such as fewer diagnostic procedures and negative verbal and nonverbal communication styles from providers. People with other marginalized identities, like LGBTQ+ individuals, are more likely to experience mental health concerns than cisgender, heterosexual people but may receive ineffective care due to a provider’s reluctance to address gender and sexuality. In this webinar, we will focus on how to increase cultural competency on an individual and systemic level.



•Dr. Karen Francis, Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at the American Institutes for Research (AIR)

•Ellen Kahn is the Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Human Rights Campaign


 If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org.


Thank you!


**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.


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