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Advancing mental health equity for five key populations in California.

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Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project website. Here you will find resources and information related to this 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.

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Mel Mason Commentary: Village Project Urges African Americans to ‘Take the Shot’ (Monterey Herald)

On January 2, 2021, Mel Mason of the Village Project lent his wisdom as a guest columnist for “The Monterey Herald”. Read his commentary here. Learn more about The Village Project, their “Emanyatta” program and the communities they serve here.

Early State Vaccination Data Raise Warning Flags for Racial Equity – (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Federal data show that, as of January 19, 2021, over 12 million COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the country. As vaccine distribution continues, ensuring racial equity will be important for mitigating the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color, preventing widening health

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.