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Equity as a Foundation for Leadership: Experiences and Recommendations for Behavioral Health Leaders


Leaders must embody equity as an operating principle – as a mindset – to transform behavioral health systems.

Late in 2021, Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 3 leaders were asked to share their experiences and perspectives on equity as a foundation of leadership. In a diverse region with nearly 31,000,000 people, clear racial disparities exist on key indicators of health equity. The consequences of these disparities are far-reaching and not only affect the health and well-being of individuals receiving care, but also of the behavioral health workforce.

Multi-logo graphicOn March 1, 2022, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CE-ATTC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and operated by The Danya Institute, released a report describing and defining Equity Grounded Leadership for use by behavioral health leaders in Region 3 states. This report, developed by The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL) in partnership with Just Health Collective, LLC and Prevention Institute, builds on the Danya Institute’s ongoing efforts to improve diversity, increase cultural competency, and address population-specific needs of people receiving and delivering behavioral health services in Region 3. While developed based on the experiences of Region 3 leaders, the recommendations are applicable to leaders across the country.

This webinar will offer an overview of the report development and outcomes, key takeaways for organizations and communities, and a description of and discussion about the importance of equity-grounded leadership. We will also seek your feedback on what is needed next to support equity-grounded leadership in Region 3.


Oscar Morgan, Interim Executive Director, The Danya Institute, Project Director, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Kathy Poston, Chief Engagement Officer, Just Health Collective, LLC

Ruben Cantu, Associate Program Director, Prevention Institute


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Starts: Mar. 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 24, 2022 2:15 pm
Registration Deadline
March 24, 2022
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Webinar/Virtual Training
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