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About the Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE)

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OBHE’s mission is to advance equity in behavioral health care by tailoring public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, provide treatments, and facilitate supports to foster recovery for racial, ethnic and sexual, gender minority populations and communities.

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OBHE envisions that people from racial and ethnic minorities, sexual, and gender minority populations with or at-risk for mental health and substance use conditions receive quality care, thrive, and achieve well-being.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

OBHE's work is guided by three key principles:

  • Centering at the margins, using a Person-Centered Approach

  • Data-informed

  • Community driven. Elevating community voice and preference


In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is hosting their debut virtual event to introduce their online accessible hub of resources to improve behavioral health among AANHPI communities.

Presenters will share their approach to AANHPI behavioral health that centers community health, culturally responsive care, and language accessibility within a framework that is strength-based and provides curated resources to educate, support and empower. You will learn how to improve behavioral health seeking behaviors among AANHPI communities as well as learn why cultural and language responsiveness among behavioral health care providers is so important.

Who should attend: AANHPI community-based organizations, Behavioral health providers, professionals, and enthusiasts, AANHPI individuals or community leaders, Cultural practitioners, Community members interested in learning more about AANHPI communities.

The African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and the LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity Center of Excellence are providing a webinar designed to enhance the education and information related to the mental health of African American LGBTQ+ men, particularly their mental health and service needs. The presenter will discuss how to address both. This webinar will provide a knowledge-based approach to providers offering mental health care and services for African American LGBTQ+ men, and how to better serve their needs.

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Last Updated: 05/25/2023

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