5195.0 Racial disparities in mental health diagnosis and service use

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session discusses racial disparities in mental health diagnosis and service use. It covers evidence of disparities in the prevalence of mental illness as well as the use of evidence based practices. It also describes disparities in the pathway through care.
Session Objectives: Discuss how the knowledge of racial and gender disparities in the prevalence of different types of mental illness can be used for the effective policy and program planning. Describe racial/ethnic variation in the use of EBPs. Understand whether mental health care differences by racial/ethnic group exist in initiation of care, intensity and length of treatment, or discontinuation of care.

1:10 PM
Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care At Each Step in the Episode of Care
Benjamin L. Cook, PhD, Chih-nan Chen, PhD and Thomas McGuire, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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