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Health Equity Initiatives

Overview

Health Equity Initiatives

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity 

In 2007, the Mental Health Services Act provided funding to continue and support staff efforts to address racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities within Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. These Initiatives were created to focus on health disparities in access and quality of care for underserved, unserved and inappropriately served cultural and ethnic communities and identify the workforce development needs of staff of these communities.

Each Initiative plans and implements activities in collaboration with other county staff, community partners, consumers/clients/family members and community stakeholders. Activities include educational resources (translated in different languages); facilitated training on culturally-responsive practices, workshops and support groups; and community outreach.  

Learn about the Heath Equity Initiatives’ impact over the past decade in Health Equity Initiatives: A Ten-Year Review

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All who are passionate about embracing diversity and advancing equity are welcome to participate. Click here for more information.

Overview

African American Community Initiative (AACI)

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

The Mission
 

The mission of the African American Community Initiative is to become a known resource for African American Community members facing challenges with finding and utilizing mental health services, while addressing inequalities faced by African Americans in our county.  Our vision is to build a community driven support system for reducing mental health and substance use treatment disparities, and the stigma of mental illness.  

Overview

Chinese Health Initiative (CHI)

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

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We care about the emotional and physical health of all Chinese individuals, families, and children living in San Mateo County. When people work together, they can make a big difference to improve the overall health of our community. The Chinese Health Initiative was created in 2007 as a way to join people together who are interested in working to improve the health and well being of our Chinese community.

Overview
Filipino Mental Health Initiative

Filipino Mental Health Initiative

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

Mindful of Our Community’s Health

The mission of the Filipino Mental Health Initiative is to improve the well-being of Filipinos in San Mateo County by reducing the stigma of mental health, increasing access to services, and further empowering the community through outreach and engagement. We strive to connect individuals to appropriate health, mental health and social services, and ensure culturally appropriate services through provider collaboration.

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Pacific Islander Initiative

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

The Pacific Islander Initiative (PII) was created to address health disparities within the community and to connect families to resources or services they may not know about, but are eligible for.

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Spirituality Initiative

Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity

Interfaith Day of Prayer for Faith, Hope, and Life on September 5th

Come join us on Thursday, September 5th for our annual Interfaith Day of Prayer at County Center Courtyard in Redwood City. In honor of Suicide Prevention month, faith and secular leaders will join together to share their faith perspective on mental health and suicide prevention. 

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