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Behavioral Health Care Reform and Culturally Competent Care: A Closer Look

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and  New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) present:

Behavioral Health Care Reform and Culturally Competent Care: A Closer Look
February 28, 2014  
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
This NYC community event is for consumers, peer specialists, program staff, policy makers and all stakeholders interested in learning more about the impact of health care reform on diverse communities.
Presenters include:
  • Arthur C. Evans, Ph.D.  (keynote) - Philadelphia Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS
  • Adam Karpati, M.D. M.P.H. - Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Harvey Rosenthal - Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Robert Myers, PhD - Senior Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Chacku Mathai, CPRP - Director, NAMI STAR Center


Workshop Topics Include:    
  • The business case for cultural & linguistic competence in managed care  
  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities in a changing health care system  
  • Data informed and research based practices to better serve our diverse communities  
  • Culturally competent outreach and engagement strategies  
  • Understanding the needs of diverse cultural groups  
  • The role of peer specialist in creating a more culturally competent workforce


Registration is required.  By email at dohmhregistration@health.nyc.gov - put "MCCC" in the subject line.  Or call (347) 396-7998.


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