On June 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT, this two-hour event was held to increase the access to and visibility of community-based organizations across the country.
The SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) invited partners to join the first National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase (DIPS) on June 22, 2022. Hosted by SAMHSA OBHE and the NNED National Facilitation Center (NFC), this event brought together NNED community-based organizations (CBOs), state and regional leaders, and philanthropic organizations. In addition to the NNED CBO showcases, this event also featured panelists who spoke on innovative ways to fund and sustain behavioral health field.
This event was modeled from HHS Region 1’s Behavioral Health Matters Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase event that occurred in February 2021 and the first NNED DIPS conference held in August of 2021.
- State and Regional Leadership to discover creative ways to engage diverse CBOs, match programs to people, and gain access to a database to ease outreach.
- Philanthropy to explore CBOs that might benefit from their behavioral health equity initiatives.
- NNED CBOs to showcase their business and behavioral health services to potential funding partners, access training and technical assistance, and gain exposure to behavioral health leaders and philanthropic organizations in their respective region. This is an invited-only event for NNED CBOs and is not transferrable to other organizations.
What To Expect
- Welcome & Introductions – Dr. Mary Roary, Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity
- DIPS Overview – Taylor Bryan Turner, Assistant Regional Administrator, SAMHSA Region 1
- Creating Successful Funding Partnerships to Sustain the Behavioral Health Field – A Panel – Angel Villalobos, Facilitator, NNED National Facilitation Center featuring panelists Lorez Meinhold, Caring 4 Denver, Sadeeka Scott Porter and Susan Donovan, Quantified Ventures, and Dr. Mary Roary, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity
- NNED CBO Showcases by Regions – (listed below)
- Connecting the Dots: How to Effectively Direct Funds to Where They’re Needed in Diverse Communities – A Discussion – Dr. Rachele Espiritu, Director, NNED National Facilitation Center
- Closing Remarks – Hannah Berendzen, Intern, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity
Click the dropdown bars below to view the confirmed CBOs in each of the HHS Regions. Next to the CBO’s name is their location and the time in the recording at which their presentation begins.
Materials & Resources
Watch the 2022 NNED DIPS Event
- 0:00 – Welcome
- 3:26 – Overview of DIPS
- 9:09 – Agenda
- 10:23 – Creating Successful Funding Partnerships to Sustain the Behavioral Health Field: A Panel
- 45:06 – How the Breakout Rooms Will Work
- 46:09 – Breakout Room 1 (HHS Regions 1, 2, and 3)
- 01:21:32 – Breakout Room 2 (HHS Regions 4, 5, and 7)
- 02:00:35 – Breakout Room 3 (HHS Regions 8 and 9)
- 02:43:17 – Welcome Back, Break, & A Few NNED Highlights
- 02:46:23 – Connecting the Dots: How to Effectively Direct Funds Where They’re Needed In Diverse Communities: A Discussion
- 03:01:11 – General Q&A
- 03:06:45 – Closing Remarks
- 03:09:05 – Thank you!
As shared by Susan Donovan from Quantified Ventures, the organization seeks to create the conditions for healthcare organizations to build robust business partnerships with community-based service organizations to develop and finance social determinants of health solutions that improve health outcomes, address health disparities, and lower costs at scale.
Let the NNED help you meet your next partner. Explore and connect with organizations and agencies that are working with diverse populations towards a goal of behavioral health equity.
Note: You will need to be logged into your NNED account to access Partner Central. Not a member? Join now (it’s free!).
The NNED hosts webinars to increase knowledge, inform action, and encourage connection to advance behavioral health equity across the country.
Still to come in 2022 are a NNED Virtual Roundtable around funding and sustaining the behavioral health field and a few data-related workshops under the Elevate CBOs Webinar Series!
Find More Funding Opportunities Through the NNED
- The NNED compiles behavioral health equity-focused funding opportunities and displays them in order of due date. View current funding opportunities!
- The NNED also has a list of national and local foundations focusing on behavioral health and disparities to serve as a stepping stone to creating new CBO-funder partnerships. View the list of national organizations and scroll down for local/region-specific philanthropic entities!
Over the past several years, behavioral health providers and education systems have recognized the value of the National CLAS Standards in advancing behavioral health equity. To advance this effort, SAMHSA collaborated with the Office of Minority Health to develop this Behavioral Health Guide which underscores the ways in which the National CLAS Standards can improve access to behavioral health care, promote quality behavioral health programs and practice, and ultimately reduce persistent disparities in mental health and substance use treatment for underserved minority communities.
If you have any questions about the NNED DIPS event or would like to share resources for dissemination, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Rachele Espiritu (NNED National Facilitation Center Project Director).