Interim Public Policy and Equity Framework

A history of racism runs deep within clinical mental health for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals. A legacy of racism and discrimination in mental health care has contributed to misdiagnoses and unequal access to mental health services and supports, contributing to fear and distrust in seeking care. Mental Health America (MHA) believes a focus on equity must be core to mental health policy. Read more to learn about MHA’s framework to advance equity in mental health policy.



Advocacy,  Cultural Competency,  Health Equity,  Mental Health,  Policy,  

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  • advocacy
  • Anti-racism
  • cultural competency
  • health equity
  • mental health
  • policy
  • social determinants of health
  • stigma