Tuesday, March 17, 20202:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Please join the Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) for a webinar introducing Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statements. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. A data-driven BHDIS is an effective method to ensure behavioral health professionals address health disparities through program design, implementation, and evaluation.
This webinar will provide an overview of health disparities, define BHDIS, and present the steps on how to develop a BHDIS. This webinar is intended for anyone interested in learning more about the BHDIS, including behavioral health and health care professionals; non-profit staff and administrators; county staff; program directors; project managers; evaluators; and others.
- Understand the basics of health disparities.
- Learn the importance of the BHDIS and what BHDIS accomplishes.
- Understand the required components of a BHDIS.
Suganya Sockalingam is Founding Partner of Change Matrix, LLC. Change Matrix supports agencies addressing Equity in Human Services and Leadership Development. Suganya focuses on supporting individuals, organizations, and systems to motivate, manage, and measure systems change. Mrs. Sockalingam also serves as faculty on the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program for the National Council for Behavioral Health. Suganya is a training and technical assistance (TTA) liaison and provider for several TTA centers, including: the Home Visiting Improvement Action Team (HV-ImpACT) funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center funded by the Substance abuse and Mental Health Administration.
Alice Choi, MPH, is a multicultural Change Matrix Change Specialist who graduated with Master in Public Health and a Bachelors in Ethnic Studies. She brings knowledge in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, program implementation and evaluation at the local and regional level, and community and behavioral health expertise across people of all socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and gender. Alice has experience working with all different types of people in all different types of environments.