Virtual Roundtable: Partnering to Strengthen the Behavioral Health Infrastructure and Capacity in Communities of Color
Join SAMHSA's National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) Virtual Roundtable on Tuesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. ET for a discussion on funding to meet the behavioral health needs of racially/ethnically diverse communities. The presentation will highlight how behavioral health-focused community-based organizations (CBOs) are tapping into philanthropic and governmental funding.
More than ever, the behavioral health services provided by CBOs that serve racially/ethnically diverse communities are essential to support the recovery and healing of the people most impacted by COVID-19. Funders increasingly recognize the importance of funding flexibility and relationships with CBOs to serve communities effectively. Across the country, organizations are working closely with funders to implement changes in their practices that affect how CBOs can access funds, including improving application processes, simplifying criteria, and ensuring faster turnaround time.
NNED partner organizations across the country have rapidly pulled together—demonstrating collective strength, innovation, and new partnerships—to address the particular needs of communities. Their efforts to reduce the anxiety and mental health stressors associated with COVID-19 expand the capacities of local healthcare systems to care for diverse populations.