Two of the key tenets of Delta Center California are centering racial equity and engaging in co-design with our partners across the state. Three months into the initiative, the co-design process guided us to reflect on whether we were doing all we could to advance racial equity, and ultimately led to the restructuring of a major component of the work: the Learning Lab.
The State Roundtable is the state-level arm of Delta Center California, comprised of eight representatives from CIBHS, CPCA, CAPH, CBHA, CBHDA, NAMI CA, CACFS, and LHPC. The State Roundtable strives to foster relationships between primary care and behavioral health to take collective action that advances policy and practice change to support integrated care and racial equity.
In September 2021, members of the State Roundtable reflected on their progress towards the goals of the Delta Center California (DCC) initiative through narrative reports. The reports gave State Roundtable members the opportunity to share what has worked well, highlights of the work so far, and where they have energy moving forward.
On June 7th-9th, 2021, Delta Center California held its first convening, bringing together Local Learning Teams and the State Roundtable for shared learning and relationship building. During the three-day virtual convening, participants came together to learn about each other’s project goals and challenges, discuss policy priorities, and build a shared understanding of racial equity, engaging individuals with lived experience, and behavioral health and primary care integration.
Delta Center California is excited to announce the five teams that will participate in the Delta Center California Learning Lab. In the Learning Lab, these competitively selected local teams will complete a project focused on advancing the integration of primary care and mental health care or substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.
The Delta Center California Learning Lab application is now live! The Learning Lab is a 16-month program that will bring together local teams and state association partners to engage in relationship, knowledge, and capacity building, as well as peer-to-peer learning.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) announces the launch of Delta Center California, a 2.5-year initiative that brings together behavioral health and primary care leaders to accelerate care improvement and integration in Medi-Cal through policy and practice change.