spring webinar series


The purpose of this webinar series is to highlight underserved and vulnerable populations and offer participants the current knowledge about effective services and treatment for these populations. The aim of this series is to facilitate discussion that inspires positive change. This series of four webinars begins with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity’s overview of the definition of health equity and the State of California’s plan to promote health and mental health equity for all Californians.  In the following webinars, experts will discuss evidence-based services and treatments for specific underserved communities. 

February 22, 2017: 3pm-4pm PST: Increasing Access through Reducing Disparities (Watch now) 

March 15, 2017: 11am-12pm PST: Approaches to Culturally Informed Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Asian Americans (Watch now)

April 13, 2017: 11am-12pm PST: Making The Invisible Visible: Addressing The Mental Health Needs of Those with Developmental Disabilities (Watch now)

May 11, 2017: 11am-12pm PST: Promoting Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth: Evidence-Based Practices and Promising Strategies (Register)

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UC Davis Symposium-- Serving Early Psychosis Populations: Evidence-Based Practices & Systems

Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:30pm


UC Davis Health Education Building
Lecture Hall 1222
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

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This one-day Symposium brings together decision makers, providers, consumers, family members, and researchers to exchange ideas and information about evidence-based practices and systems serving early psychosis populations.  We will cover a diverse set of topics including pathways into care, statewide approaches to providing services, addressing the needs of diverse populations, and funding approaches.  We hope you will join in on the dialogue.

Research Keynote Speakers

Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center and the director of the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research within the Department of Psychiatry. She also directs the Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Tamara Sale, M.A., director of the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence at Portland State University Regional Research Institute. Ms. Sale was responsible for the development and implementation of early psychosis services in Oregon, starting with a five-county regional program in 2001 and statewide dissemination beginning in 2007.

Stakeholder Perspectives of Early Psychosis Services and Treatments in California Panel

Brandon Staglin, One Mind Institute

Bettie Reinhardt, NAMI California

Kirstin Barlow, County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California

Athena Chapman, California Association of Health Plans

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