EMHD Initiative Goals

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The EMHD Initiative is established to ensure that mental health services and supports are acceptable, accessible, affordable, appropriate, available and delivered in culturally and linguistically competent ways. Further, the EMHD Initiative seeks to improve the quality of care and outcomes from services for all groups who encounter barriers that lead to disparate results. These include disparities associated with diverse populations based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, geography, language, immigration status and family composition.

The overall goal of EMHD Initiative is to develop and implement strategies that will facilitate the elimination of disparities in mental health services across the lifespan. This goal will be accomplished by:

  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Affordable and accessible culturally and linguistically competent services
  • Workforce development
  • Holistic services and supports
  • Research and evaluation 
  • Public education, social marketing and awareness
  • Policy development
  • Quality of care

We know that this is an ambitious goal, but we hope that you will join us in these efforts by sharing your own work and ideas.

A Selected List of EMHD Initiative Activities, click here...