The CPHAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's Health Equity and Social Justice Spring Speaker Series presents From Cultural Competency to Structural Competency.
A panel of distinguished alumni and guests will share their lived and professional experiences in the public behavioral health fields and discuss the work they have done to address the intersection of racism, trauma and social determinants of health.
What more can be done to address the intersection of mental health, substance use disorders, social determinants of health and racism?
The death of Walter Wallace shines a light on racial disparities for black and brown people in our communities. For people of color who live with behavioral health conditions, addressing racism to advance personal, family and community well-being is a daily practice. Application of social theories to address structural and institutional constructs can and should be lead by the very people impacted. Marrying theory with human-centered design—learning from the journey of those who are impacted by changes in policies, programs and practices—can yield innovative ways to move from cultural competency to structural competency and change.
Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhDc—Temple University Class of 1991
Mark Salzer, PhD, is a psychologist and professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University. Dr. Salzer is also the principal investigator and director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities.
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