This two-day hybrid conference explores progress and updates on the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Early Psychosis (Mass-STEP). Our theme this year was Scaling Up: Access & Equity for Psychosis, and explored strategies to expand the reach of high-quality psychosis services across Massachusetts. This effort includes partners from many different backgrounds, including individuals and families, government stakeholders, researchers, clinicians, teachers, faith leaders, emergency responders, and all others who are invested in improving our statewide system of care for psychosis.
The second day explored different areas of health equity in psychosis, spotlighting ways to bridge service gaps in geography, race, and language.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Psychosis Diagnoses & Risk
Deidre Anglin, PhD
City University of New York
Working with Medical Interpreters: Shifting from Standards of Practice to Intersubjectivity in the Clinical Space
Margaret Lanca, PhD
Cambridge Health Alliance
Psychosis Care for Rural Populations
Kristen Woodberry, MSW, PhD & Sarah Lynch, LCSW
Maine Medical Center
Expanding & Strengthening the Mental Health and Early Psychosis Career Pipeline for Black and Latinx Youth
S. Kwame Dance, PsyD, MBA
Mental Health ACCESS & Boston Arts Academy