Behavioral Health in Ohio: Improving Data, Moving Toward Racial & Ethnic Equity
June 21, 2023
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MDT; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
This webinar, offered by The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL), explores how data can be more effectively used to advance racial and ethnic equity in behavioral health care.
Since early 2022, a multi-organizational collaborative team with expertise in advocacy, policy, research, and organizational transformation has worked together to improve behavioral health for Ohio’s marginalized racial and ethnic populations. Their work products include a series of research reports analyzing the opportunities and recommendations for change. To date, the collaborative has produced two reports, the first presenting the big picture around racial and ethnic equity and behavioral health as an introduction to the topic; the second report focuses on the workforce, featuring a breakdown of the racial and ethnic composition of Ohio’s behavioral health providers and recommendations for improvement in data collection, policy, diversity in education, and more. Two final reports are in-process and will focus on treatment and funding.
Join us to learn how you might replicate this in your own communities, including rationale for use of data to advance racial and ethnic equity, how to create a team structure and work processes to gather and analyze data, and the ways in which the findings are already making an impact in Ohio.