Strategies and Considerations for Providing a More Equitable Crisis Continuum for People of Color in the United States
Source: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), People who have experienced Trauma
Topics: Crisis Response System
The goal of this paper is to improve understanding of the roles that race and racism play in an individual’s social determinants of health—in particular, the social determinants of healthcare access and quality, as well as social and community context—and how these affect the availability, accessibility, and quality of mental health crisis services. It offers multiple strategies for creating a racially equitable crisis continuum.