The third part of the series will focus on community action and making systemic changes, at the neighborhood, local, state, or national level. Panelists will discuss the importance of unity, partnership, and allies in raising AA, NH, & PI voices for mental health. Participants will be asked to discuss systemic issues including the development of community action plans and supporting current mental health legislation.
● Identify systems issues and policies impacting the access to quality care, improving the current workforce by increasing the number of AA, NH, & PI providers, including paraprofessional community members and providing ongoing training and support.
● Clarify what constitutes culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care, including innovative approaches and integrated models that recognize the relationship between physical and mental health.
● Identify allies and partners who can further systems changes.
● Identify one action step each participant can do to effect these changes.