Race and Equity Focus of Mental Health Series

June 10, 2021

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A summer series presented by CommCARE will examine race, equity and mental health. The first Zoom session is Thursday, June 17, 9:30-11 a.m. The introductory topic is “The Big Picture: The History of Mental Health and Race,” a look at the history of mental health in the U.S. The series is supported by the REACH Foundation and Metro Council of Community Behavioral Health Centers.

Panelists will include:

Naiomi Jamal, MD, Swope Health Services clinic in Independence, MO. She received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS – Medical School), in Karachi, Pakistan, and Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Mark Miller, Vice President, Behavioral Health, Swope Health Services. Miller oversees Swope’s behavioral health department, which provides residential, psychiatry, evidence-based therapy, case management, substance abuse, homeless, crisis intervention and transportation services in urban Kansas City.

Kirby Randolph, Ph.D., Bioethics faculty member, College of Medicine at Kansas City University. Randolph’s research has focused on race and mental health, health care and disability. Dr. Randolph earned her doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-doctoral fellowships in health care policy at Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Moderator: Jerry Jones, Founder and Managing Partner, Big Courage.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E5TNz-spQjuEn7GoOZKcqw

Upcoming Sessions:

“Kansas City’s Mental Health Ecosystem: Considering Our Troubled Past” | Thursday, July 15 | Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P32XEHf8QLucJpgLp-JZsQ

“The Here and Now: Racial Equity in Clinical Settings” and “Using Our Lived Experiences to Design an Equitable Future” | Thursday, August 19 | Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x2L9p5KCTPOQ9aNeRIEsjA

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