From Cultural Competence to Structural Competence

Disparities in mental health and mental healthcare have been a persistent and unremitting issue despite concerted efforts on multiple fronts to address the problem. The enduring nature of these problematic differences compels us to evaluate factors that led to our present state, and consider new evidence and new strategies to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities.

This webinar will reframe the issue via a journey from cultural competence to structural competence (through cultural humility), address new trends in research in the field, and offer innovative solutions that providers and policymakers can adopt to more effectively address mental health disparities and inequities going forward. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • To consider the role of disparities and inequities in mental health care and outcomes
  • To understand the difference between cultural and structural competence
  • To consider your role in addressing inequities in mental health care
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