Community Health Center Network (CHCN) partnered with two of its standing health centers, LifeLong Medical Care and Axis Community Health, to participate in the Delta Center California Learning Laboratory. Over the course of two years, this team of behavioral health leadership, providers, and program management staff worked to assess and better understand racial, ethnic and language disparities in behavioral health screening, referral, and engagement at Axis and LifeLong; create more effective services across racial and ethnic groups; and enhance their behavioral health registry that includes a data dashboard. This brief outlines their approach, process, and key takeaways from this work.
This brief examines the potential for texting as a distinct telehealth modality in California amidst the state's behavioral health needs and challenges. The brief describes uses of texting in behavioral health, outlines key activity in other states, provides an overview of relevant research, and recommends next steps to advance texting for behavioral health.
Community Health Center Network (CHCN) partnered with two of its standing health centers, LifeLong Medical Care and Axis Community Health, to participate in the Delta Center California Learning Laboratory. Over the last two years, this team of behavioral health leadership, providers, and program management staff have worked to assess and better understand racial, ethnic and language disparities in behavioral health screening, referral, and engagement at Axis and LifeLong; create more effective services across racial and ethnic groups; and enhance their behavioral health registry that includes a data dashboard.
Peer support specialists (PSS) play vital roles in mental health support and recovery. This brief presents the results of a survey examining the experiences, career pathways, and organizational challenges and supports encountered by PSS in California and provides recommendations for how legislators and organizational leaders can enhance their support to PSS. Further research is needed to explore solutions to the needs elevated in this brief
Welcome to the series of Equity in Telehealth Vignettes brought to you by the Delta Center California State Roundtable. This series of 7 vignettes features individuals served by California health centers and community-based behavioral health providers that participated as local grantee teams in the Delta Center California Learning Lab. Each vignette highlights an individual's story and an opportunity to advance equity in telehealth.
This workbook has been developed to assist organizations with recruiting, supporting, engaging and promoting individuals with lived experience. This workbook is a result of the knowledge, experiences, vulnerability and thoughtful perspectives of a small group of leaders with lived experience including Khatera Aslami-Tamplen, Keris Jän Myrick, and Rayshell Chambers.
The 6th Virtual Learning Event, titled “Circle of Influence Exercise: Workforce Burnout and Collective / Individual Self Care” took place between June and August, 2022. Learning Lab Team coaches led each team through a 60 minute ‘circle of influence’ discussion, culminating in a tailored slide deck with individual and team commitments towards building workforce alignment and designing just and equitable integrated systems.
The 3rd Virtual Learning Event, titled "Antiracism Data Equity Framework," took place on Tuesday December 14th. Participants heard from two guest speakers, Artrese Morrison from Health Leads and Tanissha "Tee" Harrell from 2-1-1 San Diego.
The second Virtual Learning Event took place on November 3rd, 2021. The event focused on building and sustaining a diverse and representative integrated workforce, through a panel and Q&A discussion with three experts:
Alfonso Apu, Director of Behavioral Health at Community Medical Centers in San Joaquin County
Nira Singh, Director of Behavioral Health at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) in Santa Clara County
Eleanor Castillo-Sumi, VP of Research & Program Development at Uplift Family Services in Santa Clara County
Delta Center California hosted a Virtual Learning Event on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. Participants heard a presentation from Sara Gavin, the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at CommuniCare Health Centers, on the topic of foundations of behavioral health and primary care integration.