The New York State Office of Mental Health believes everyone should have an equal opportunity for mental wellness. This means removing obstacles and implementing services and policies aimed at reducing disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for historically marginalized, underserved and unserved populations. These populations include but are not limited to; people of color, members of the LBGTQ community, older adults, rural New Yorkers, Veterans, immigrants, people with disabilities (including physical), and people who have limited English proficiency.
In line with OMH’s multifaceted approach to combating disparities, OMH’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Bureau of Cultural Competence is hosting a webinar series, Strategies for Behavioral Health Equity. The next webinar will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020. These regularly scheduled webinars provide solid guidance, research findings and best practice approaches to reducing disparities across NY’s mental health service system.
|Date||Topic||Audience||Presenter||Learning Objectives||Call/ Log-in information|
|The Role Organizational Self-Assessment Plays in Reducing Disparities in Behavioral Health Organizations||Policy Makers, Administrators, Researchers, Managers||Matt Canuteson, MA
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Bureau of Cultural Competence, New York State Office of Mental Health
1. Understand how to operationalize the CLAS Standards (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) in their facilities/organizations
2. Learn how to build and sustain the infrastructure necessary to reduce disparities in access, quality and treatment outcomes for marginalized populations served by their facilities/organizations
3. Understand the importance organizational self-assessment and strategic planning plays in reducing disparities in access, quality and treatment outcomes for marginalized populations
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Matthew Canuteson, MA
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Director, Bureau of Cultural Competence
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12229