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Advancing mental health equity for five key populations in California.

Community Driven Solutions

Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project website. Here you will find resources and information related to this cost-effective and award-winning project, funded by the Mental Health Services Act, aimed at reducing mental health disparities for African American, Latino, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+ populations in California.

Quick Reference Links

To view the 2024 California Reducing Disparities Project Annual Convening photos, please see CRDP Convening Photos – OneDrive (

To view the presentations from the convening, please see CRDP Convening 4.16.24_Shared Materials – OneDrive (

For more details regarding the CRDP Phase III Planning and Design Task Force, please see Task Force – California Reducing Disparities Project (

To view the most recent Draft Recommendations Report, please see Recommendations Report – Google Drive

If you would like to read the Local Evaluation Reports, please see them by population here Evaluation Framework – California Reducing Disparities Project (

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The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a first of its kind initiative intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of Community-Defined Evidence Practices (CDEPs) in reducing mental health disparities for diverse, multicultural communities, and reinforce the infrastructure to deliver these services.

The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a first of its kind, PEI (Prevention and Early Intervention) initiative funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, or Proposition 63). This statewide initiative aims to pair community driven mental health solutions with rigorous data for each of the 35 pilot projects. In doing this, the data and evaluation works to identify solutions for the communities in California that have historically been underserved, excluded, and offered inappropriate care.