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September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Addressing Health Disparities: Building Resilience and Capacity in Vulnerable Communities

The “Addressing Health Disparities: Building Resilience and Capacity in Vulnerable Communities” program is intended to help participants to improve their competence in recognizing the resources and supports that exist in our community to serve people with complicated health and mental health conditions and experience inequities in access to treatment. These barriers may be related to mental illness, thought disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, linguistic barriers, physical disabilities, racial, religious, cultural or gender related differences. During the conference we encourage participants to reflect on the need for interdisciplinary and community collaboration and the relevant systems of care that exist in the everyday lives of the patients and families that we serve.

Educational Objectives. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe aspects of community engagement framework model that have promoted health care for vulnerable populations
  2. Recognize the relevance and necessity of linguistic access to all people in the health care setting
  3. Summarize how a system perspective of care helps to identify strengths jeopardized by the multi-generational impact of serious mental illness and developmental disabilities on the family unit
  4. Identify how virtual platforms have been utilized to build a network of assessment and support opportunities where interdisciplinary care are of paramount importance

Who Should Attend: Mental Health Consumers; Mental Health Providers; Medical Physicians; Advanced Practice Providers; Nurses, Nursing students, Case Managers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Medical Students, Dental professionals; community advocates, hospital and health care leaders, clinical educators

We are pleased to offer this educational activity for the third consecutive year with the support of UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh, and our community partners.

For More Information. Please contact Doreen Barkowitz at [email protected].

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