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September 29, 2021  |  Virtual - Zoom  |  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

“Mental Health Equity is Health Equity” – Day 2

Symposium Day 2 - A presentation of diverse inclusive and unique voices

The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity (KSCMHE) will host a two-day speaker symposium which aims to address the question, “Why is mental health equity, health equity?” The invited panelists will represent a diverse, inclusive and unique set of voices in the field, to speak on issues related to policy and data; clinical services; and cultural humility and sensitivity. It is purposeful that KSCMHE is outreaching lesser-known experts and leaders to uplift their voices in an effort to accurately depict the state of mental health equity in America in real time. Our vision is that our programming is as equitable and inclusive as the system that we are working to change.

Symposium Overview – Day 2

Welcome Remarks: Hon. Patrick Kennedy, Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Panel 1: Cultural Humility and Sensitivity (Facilitated by Madhuri Jha) – Panelists will address how a culturally sensitive approach translates into mental health equity

  • Dr. Courtney S. Thomas– Professor and Researcher, UCLA Department of Community Health Sciences and African American Studies
  • Kaila Tang, LMSW– Chief of Programming at the Asian Mental Health Collective
  • Dr. Pierluigi Mancini  – Consultant and Expert in Immigrant Health

Keynote Speakers: 

Senator Richard Pan, MD – Pediatrician and Legislator, State of California

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee)  – Executive VP, Seattle Indian Health Board, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute

Closing Remarks: Madhuri Jha


Date & Time
September 29, 2021 11:00 am

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