July 16 Webinar: Improving Integrated Care for Racially Diverse Communities

Webinar: Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Register today: www.integration.samhsa.gov/about-us/webinars

Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1000 attendees.

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The US HHS Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with CIHS, has developed this webinar to inform, educate and train community-based behavioral health and/primary care organizations and practitioners in culturally and linguistically competent integrated care delivery models with the goal of reducing health disparities. Topics to be covered by subject matter experts include: ongoing barriers to care, behavioral health approaches in primary care settings, the new CLAS standards and approaches to assisting providers in delivering quality care to racial and ethnic minority communities. Research and seminal reports demonstrate racial and ethnic minorities and populations with limited English proficiency continue to experience health disparities.  Comorbid conditions compound mental health and physical health problems.  The webinar will provide specific information about how culturally and linguistically competent integrated care can improve accessibility and the quality of physical health and behavioral health services.

After participation, attendees will:

  • Identify persistent challenges faced by racially diverse and ethnic minority populations in accessing and receiving behavioral health services (both mental health and substance abuse) and how medical professionals can more effectively engage the community in services and health promotion efforts utilizing culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery.
  • Describe the role of cultural and linguistic competency in integrated care and how the recently released U.S. Department of Health and Human Services enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care standards provides a needed framework for practitioners and agencies alike.
  • Discuss the recommendations related to the delivery of integrated health care services to racially diverse and ethnic minority communities as outlined in the Hogg Foundation/Office of Minority Health Consensus Report on Integrated health Care for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, including Limited English Proficiency Populations.

Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD
Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA, US HHS Office of Minority Health 
Henry Chung, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Care Management Company (CMO) of Montefiore Medical Center