Structural and Systemic Inequities in Mental Wellbeing – SJLA Learning Series June 2022

Featured Speaker

  • Sam Hasan
    Sam Hasan CenterPointe CenterPointe (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Sam Hasan, director of Outpatient Clinic Operations and project director, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCHBHC) at CenterPointe (Lincoln, Nebraska), and Dr. Teresa Lewis-Hunt Family Nurse Practitioner, CenterPointe (Lincoln, Nebraska) will discuss how systemic inequities rooted in race, gender, ethnicity, age, and class have created lasting and damaging health disparities in mental wellbeing. The conversation will include solutions — what we can do personally and as organizations to dismantle unjust systems and structures.  

Learning Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of how structural and systemic determinants of health perpetuate inequity in healthcare and mental wellbeing.
• Learn how to apply anti-racist, anti-sexist, and destigmatizing principles to address injustices created by systemic inequities.
• Discuss approaches for empathetically engaging historically marginalized communities where systemic and structural inequities have created lasting distrust.
• Discuss how our systems and workforce must change to reflect the diversity and needs of the people they are meant to serve.

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