Mental health disparities among diverse populations are issues that deserve our attention and action. To achieve mental health parity, we must move beyond a cookie-cutter approach and work towards solutions that address each community’s unique needs. COVID-19 continues to underscore the need for action and we can work together and help make it happen.
On October 13, NAMI California is hosting our annual Multicultural Symposium. This year’s theme is Boldly Advocating for Equity, with an emphasis on legislative pathways to equality. Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD with the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, will serve as the keynote. He has served as a leader for NAMI California, especially when it comes to cultural sensitivity and equity in mental health.
The day’s events will also feature two workshops. The Morning Workshop will be led by Tonicia Freeman-Foster, EdD, CDP, CHES®, PMP®, who has nearly 20 years of experience in restoring hope and wellness through her work with underserved persons and marginalized communities, as well as managing and directing local, state and federal funding. The Afternoon Workshop will be led by Jill Lopez-Rabin, who serves the University of California at Davis’ (UCD) Center for Reducing Health Disparities as a Senior Project Manager for the Licensed Physicians from Mexico Pilot Program, and former co-Project Manager of the Solano County Innovations Project.
We invite you to join us for the virtual discussion. Please register for the event here.