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(WEBINAR) Addressing Disparities and Working with African Americans to Achieve Behavioral Health Equity

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.3 IACET CE's

Race, a socially constructed category, continues to have a profound impact on the physical and mental health of African Americans. This training will describe health disparities disproportionately experienced by Black/African American people that are rooted in racism and inequities in social determinants of health. The training will also provide evidence-based strategies for working with African Americans.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe health disparities disproportionately experienced by Blacks/African Americans that are rooted in racism and inequities in social determinants of health
2. Explain differences between Blacks/African Americans and other populations in the rates of behavioral healthcare access, diagnosis, utilization, and treatment
3. Describe best practices for evaluating current clinical practices
4. Discuss strategies for engaging patients, families, and communities in behavioral health promotion and treatment
5. Explain examples of evidence-based interventions in clinical and non-clinical community settings to combat racism, reduce stigma, and improve behavioral health of Black/African American people

Intended Audience: 

Mental health workers, mental health professionals

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates will be emailed to participants within 30 business days of training. Certificates of Attendance will be available to download from the Learning Hub once the evaluation is successfully submitted.