Current Programs

Current Major Initiatives:

Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development

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click here for a listing of the inaugural steering committee members

The Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development is a strategic partnership of the leading national Latino behavioral health professional organizations, and other key leaders in the Latino health and behavioral health professions, and workforce development. The mission of the Alliance is to ensure that the recommendations contained in the OMH Movilizandonos por Nuestro Futuro: Strategic Development of a Mental Health Workforce for Latinos Consensus Statements and Recommendations Report are widely disseminated and seriously considered by the array of stakeholders who are needed to successfully address this critically important issue. The NRCHMH will spearhead the development and operations of the Alliance with the guidance, direction and leadership of the inaugural members of its Steering Committee.

The Alliance will lead and implement the final consensus recommendations, and be charged with creating a process for developing and monitoring an action-oriented, educational awareness and advocacy plan, while engaging multiple stakeholders from across the nation.

National Public Policy Academy on Hispanic Mental Health Issues

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Presently there are a wide range of barriers cited in professional literature that Hispanics in need of mental health care experience when attempting to access and receive quality mental health services. The identified barriers can be organized into several dimensions: provider barriers, barriers in the service system, community-level barriers, barriers in the social networks of people in the community, and person-centered barriers. The most important system level barriers include lack of health insurance, language barriers, discrimination from the system and lack of information about services. Community centered barriers include the stigma of mental illness and the density of family and other support networks. Person-centered barriers include lack of recognition of mental health problems, stigma of mental illness, and a self-reliant attitude.

Partners for Culturally Competent Behavioral Health Service Delivery to Hispanics

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The primary goal of the Partners for Culturally Competent Behavioral Health Service Delivery to Hispanics program is to introduce, implement and evaluate the NJMHI’s nationally recognized anddisseminated research-based Model Mental Health Program for Hispanics Report (click here to view report) in order to increase the availability of, access to and the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health care for Hispanics in three New Jersey counties. A secondary goal of the proposed project is to develop a mechanism for the project’s replication in other regions of the state and across the nation in hopes that the estimated millions of Hispanics who may need behavioral health care will be able to access and receive care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.