Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations (Series) Part 1: Inequality, Systemic Racism and Disparities Impact on the Behavioral Health of our Clients
The Pandemic and recent incidents of Police Brutality have shed new light on age- old problems in the U.S. – inequality, systemic racism and disparities in behavioral health. These problems have caused an increase in substance abuse, suicides, child abuse, and depression. Unfortunately, equality in behavioral health care is the ideal but not yet the real. Disparities occur across many dimensions, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation – Kaiser Family. This workshop will discuss how the recent incidents of civil unrest due to police brutality and the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on African Americans, Latin X and aged populations.
- Participants will be able to define systemic racism and disparities.
- Participants will be able to understand the extent of how systemic racism, civil unrest, and disparities has impacted our client population.
- Participants will be able to list the factors that can contribute to behavioral health care disparities such as provider bias, economic issues and sociopolitical factors among diverse populations.
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Anthony President is a Certified Trainer with the Institute for Human Services, Ohio Human Services Training Program, Author and Executive Coach. He holds a BA in Sociology from John Carroll University. He has served with distinction as the Senior Training Officer, for Cuyahoga County Human Services and worked with fragile families as a Social Services Worker. Anthony has over 20 years training experience in both the public and private sector on a variety of Human Service and Employee Development topics.