NYC 2.28.14 Health Care Cultural Competence Conference

                            CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE    The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and  New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS)         Behavioral Health Care Reform and Culturally Competent Care: A Closer Look  February 28, 2014   Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College



This NYC community event is for consumers, peer specialists, program staff, policy makers and all stakeholders interested in learning more about the impact of health care reform on diverse communities.


                                                                                                                                      Presenters include:


Adam Karpati, M.D. M.P.H.

Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Arthur C. Evans, Ph.D.  (keynote)

Philadelphia Commissioner of the Department of

Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)


Harvey Rosenthal

Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services



                                                                                    Workshop Topics Include:    ü The business case for cultural & linguistic competence in managed care  ü Knowing your rights and responsibilities in a changing health care system  ü Data informed and research based practices to better serve our diverse communities   ü Culturally competent outreach and engagement strategies  ü Understanding the needs of diverse cultural groups  ü The role of peer specialist in creating a more culturally competent workforce    Registration is required  Information will be available in January 2014.  Inquiries regarding this event can be e-mailed to    Special thanks to the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College for their support of this event.