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Minding the Gap: Improving Mental Health Eliminating Stigma
September 23, 2010 - 5:30 PM
Medical Education and Research Building -
Wendy and Solomon Luo, MD Auditorium
3500 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

This colloquium series was developed to respond to the acceptance, healing, and supportive partnership between healthcare professionals, the faith and community-based contingency, clergy, mental health consumers, and policy makers to address parity of mental health diseases such as depression and bipolarism.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  • Define mental illness and distinguish it from ordinary worry and unhappiness.
  • Describe the partnership between the faith-based community, academia, clinical communities, and policy makers in providing an improved safety net to enhance mental health and its related services.
  • Discuss the role of health policy in improving equality for mental health services.
  • Provide resource information about mental health services.
More information Coming Soon!

PROGRAM TOPICS

Mental Health: The Burden of Disease on Healthcare Disparities:
Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Clinical, Faith-Based, Policy, and Community Partnerships for
Improved Mental Health Outcomes -- A Panel Discussion

Endnote -- A Call to Action


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Black Cardiologists*

Association of Black Health-Systems Pharmacists*

Black Psychiatrists of America*

CUNY - Lehman College, Department of Nursing*

Hilton Publishing

Morehouse School of Medicine - Department of Medicine*

National Black Nurses Association*

Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity

Temple University Health System

Temple University School of Medicine - Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities

The 1Joshua Group, LLC *

* represents national partners

This activity is sponsored by the National Black Nurses Foundation, Inc.
Funding provided by AstraZeneca, Inc.

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