California Reducing Disparities Project: Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities
Source: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, Peers, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Mental Health Treatment
The Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities was developed between 2012 and 2015 by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) in collaboration with the leads of five Strategic Planning Workgroups (SPWs) and the California MHSA Multicultural Coalition (CMMC), collectively known as the California Reducing Disparities Project Partners. The CRDP is funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, or Proposition 63). The SPWs represent five populations: African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders (API), Latinos, Native Americans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Part of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), the plan was developed to represent the voice of unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities, and targets stakeholders involved in California’s public mental health system – from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and State agencies to local county departments of mental health and community organizations working on the frontlines. The focus of the strategic plan is to present the recommendations of the five target populations to improve the delivery of prevention and early intervention services for California’s unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities.