As we continue to grapple with the overwhelming aspects of an international pandemic, people across our nation have taken to the streets, staff meetings and boardrooms to demand change around systemic racism and its devastating effects.
The National Council acknowledges that many of the institutions throughout our country were founded upon and continue to perpetuate systemic racism. Our health care system, including behavioral health is no exception, and is rife with less obvious but deeply insidious examples of these inequities. We must address the persistent behavioral health disparities rooted in systemic racism and work to support our members in improving health care access.
Eliminating disparities will improve individual and community health. As an organization, we have vowed to raise awareness about health care inequities and continue to be committed to providing support to our members as they begin addressing these inequities.
To support you in addressing racial inequities and the associated stigmas that lead to behavioral health disparities and to ensure you have the tools to support your patients and providers, the National Council has compiled this online resource of webinars, tools and other resources with the most up-to-date materials available.
This page will be continually updated as new information becomes available to better serve you and your organization.