On August 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm EDT, this two-hour event was held to increase the access to and visibility of community-based organizations across the country. Thank you to all who joined us!
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 August 31, 2021. 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.
This event was modeled from HHS Region 1’s Behavioral Health Matters Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase event that occurred in February 2021.
Create a space to cultivate strong partnerships for equitable and healthier communities.
Provide diverse NNED CBOs an opportunity to present their focus, population, purpose, and community impact to regional behavioral health leadership.
Cultivate partnerships between NNED CBOs and state and regional leaders and philanthropic organizations.
- 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
- Opening Remarks – Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA
- NNED CBO Showcases by Regions – (listed below)
- NNED CBO Showcases Recap and Discussion – Dr. Rachele Espiritu, Director, NNED National Facilitation Center and Julie Laurence, Belisa Urbina, Sudarshan Pyakurel, Vattana Peong, NNED Steering Committee Members
- Closing Remarks – Perry Chan, Public Health Advisor, 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 the time in the recording at which their presentation begins.
Materials & Resources
- 0:00 – Welcome
- 2:50 – Overview of DIPS
- 7:38 – Opening Remarks
- 15:33 – How the Breakout Rooms Will Work
- 17:44 – Breakout Room 1 (HHS Regions 1, 2, and 3)
- 1:17:52 – Breakout Room 2 (HHS Regions 4 and 6)
- 2:18:37 – Breakout Room 3 (HHS Regions 5, 7, and 8)
- 3:20:40 – Breakout Room 4 (HHS Regions 9 and 10)
- 4:21:21 – Welcome Back and Partner Central Highlight
- 4:23:40 – Recap from the Breakout Rooms
- 4:40:55 – General Q&A
- 4:46:39 – Closing Remarks
- 4:50:17 – Thank you!
- Slides 1 – 11: Main Room
- Slides 12 – 79: Breakout Room 1
- Slides 80 – 118: Breakout Room 2
- Slides 119 – 161: Breakout Room 3
- Slides 162 – 260: Breakout Room 4
- Slides 261 – 265: Main Room
This summary document created after the August 31 event provides high-level themes from the session around what is challenging, what is working, and what is needed. Also included in the document is are each CBO that presented in each Breakout Room and themes that emerged from specific rooms as well.
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.
Many in attendance at this event expressed interest in attending the September 14, 2021 Budget 101 Workshop, part of the Elevate CBOs initiative from SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity. This opportunity intends to provide technical assistance around developing a budget for grant applications to NNED members and minority-serving and under-resourced community-based organizations. The webinar provides an overview of project budget development, explain the importance of an accurate project budget, introduce budget terminology, and offer tips and advice on cost estimates.
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).