Despite advances in health equity, disparities in mental healthcare persist. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use emergency departments, and more likely to receive lower quality care. Poor mental healthcare access and quality of care contribute to poor mental health outcomes, including suicide, among racial and ethnic minority populations.
The speakers below offer an unparalleled look into our healthcare system and what needs to be done to eliminate disparities in mental health care.
Let me know if you are interested in bringing one of them to speak at your organization.
I look forward to working with you,