SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: "Increasing Cultural Competency in Mental Health Care Settings"


Tuesday, June 29, 1:30 p.m. ET

There are many barriers to care that prevents or limits an individual from receiving help. One of these barriers is a lack of cultural competency in the mental health care space. Racial/ethnic minority individuals often receive lower quality healthcare services, such as fewer diagnostic procedures and negative verbal and nonverbal communication styles from providers. People with other marginalized identities, like LGBTQ+ individuals, are more likely to experience mental health concerns than cisgender, heterosexual people but may receive ineffective care due to a provider’s reluctance to address gender and sexuality. In this webinar, we will focus on how to increase cultural competency on an individual and systemic level.

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  • Dr. Karen Francis, Director of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and a principal researcher at AIR
  • Ellen Kahn is the Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Human Rights Campaign