CoE Office Hour: Understanding Black & African American Experiences in Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Despite recent progress, structural racism and discrimination continue to negatively impact the mental wellbeing of Black and African American individuals and communities. A myriad of disparities including lack of access to adequate mental health and substance use treatment services continue to take their toll.
As we celebrate Black History Month, the resilience and resistance of Black and African American communities and the immense contributions of Black pioneers in the mental health and substance use treatment field, we must also recognize the disparities that Black and African American communities face in health care.
Integrated care settings can play a crucial role in advancing equitable health outcomes through the delivery of whole-person care. In this office hour session, experts will discuss the history of Black experiences in health care, spotlight Black pioneers in mental health and substance use treatment and recognize the experiences of Black and African Americans as providers.
Join us on Thursday, February 17, from 3 – 4 p.m. ET. for our CoE-IHS Office Hour: Understanding Black & African American Experiences in Mental Health & Substance Use Services, to hear from health equity and integrated care experts as we learn more about the histories of Black and African American communities.