The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts
- Forum held on December 11, 2014
Join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled “The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts.”
This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.
- Margarita Alegría, , Ph.D., Director of the Center on Multicultural Mental Health Research, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
- Benjamin Cook, , Ph.D., MPH, Senior Scientist, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research Cambridge Health Alliance, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School