Northwest AHEC's own Melanee Mills, Program Coordinator for Health Careers and Workforce Diversity, was able to go and experience the Minority Health Conference on February 24th along with a few other AHEC colleagues. Thanks to UNC Chapel Hill – Gillings School of Global Public Health for putting on this important event!
Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC) has recently partnered with the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity (NCAHPD) for funding and hiring of a Statewide Project Manager to foster the program and its mission for North Carolina. Immanuel Bryant has been hired to fill the role of Project Manager for NC Alliance for Health Professions Diversity and will work as a logistical leader providing part-time project management (20 hours/week).
Register now for this event coming up next week! While our society has become increasingly diverse across a myriad of metrics, the body of empirical research that discusses evidence-based approaches to incorporating issues of diversity into assessment, treatment, and service delivery has lagged behind. Additionally, the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic years have heightened systems disparities that have exacerbated mental health needs.
In this series, we will explore implicit bias, intersectionality, and other cultural factors that affect behavioral health treatment. You will learn about strategies and resources for supporting LGBTIQA, Muslim, Latinx, and African-American clients and how to create a more welcoming and inclusive practice. You may attend individual sessions or the entire series.