As we work for meaningful systems change and measurable action to transform behavioral health leadership, we are seeking leaders to join us in conversations that will inform the core competencies for the CBHL Equity-Grounded Leadership Fellow Program. The innovative, new program is designed to shift the focus of cross-sector behavioral health leaders to equity and anti-racism as the foundation for systems transformation. These 90-minute discussions will center around the defining characteristics of equity-grounded leadership to inform the core competencies of the Fellow Program.
We are seeking behavioral health leaders of all levels to join these conversations. We are particularly interested in co-creating the Fellow Program’s core competencies with leaders of color.
Efforts nationwide to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critical to advancing a more just and equitable society. However, the strategies and approaches to promoting equity can be drastically different given the organizations leading these efforts as well as the regional and cultural contexts in which they occur. Please the NACBHDD and Optum as we explore DEI efforts nationwide from state, local, and corporate partners. Our expert panel will also highlight timely resources to help your organizations promote similar efforts.
Join us for a dialogue with some of our nation’s behavioral health leaders to look a year ahead in behavioral health policy for three issues being addressed by communities throughout the country:
---Implementation of 988 and crisis system transformations
---Supporting workforce mental health and addressing burnout
---Addressing mental health needs of children and youth
This 90-minute conversation will include discussion about what is expected in national policy for each of these three issues, what this means at the local level, and the balance between community rights and personal rights.
President Biden announced on March 1 a strategy to address the national behavioral health crisis focused on 1) strengthening system capacity by supporting the workforce, 2) strengthening parity through connections to care, and 3) extending services into new care settings by creating healthy environments.
Join us for a participatory leadership conversation led by CBHL members to review the recently announced national behavioral health strategy and to provide recommendations for advocacy.
Using real-life examples, this interactive discussion session will share learning from the theories, tensions, challenges and benefits of co-production in health practice and research. Among other areas, we will collectively discuss power inequalities, lived experience vs data to inform decision-making, and ethical considerations.