Getting Beyond Us and Them: Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Social divisions, including those related to gender, race, religion, and poverty, are central to the challenge of providing culturally sensitive clinical care. They are interwoven with the community impact of depression, addiction, suicide and violence. Healthcare providers and community leaders advocating for community wellbeing require innovative programs to address the impact of social divisions on community solidarity and community-based service initiatives.
This conference will offer new skills and strategies for addressing the impact of social divisions on attendees’ work in clinical and community settings. Keynoters will emphasize the role of historically-driven economic factors on the growing rates of behavioral disorders and the value of innovative approaches to integrating global and local resources in supporting sustainable growth and transformation of vulnerable communities. Panelists will present strategies and programs developed to improve intergroup communication, community decision making, advocacy and access to sustainable resources. In small group discussions, attendees will be introduced to skills and strategies for improving clinical care and community-based leadership sensitive to the impact of social divisions. Panel discussions and plenary lectures will provide extensive opportunity for discussion.
The conference is intended for all behavioral stakeholders, including but not limited to: administrators, advocates, case coordinators, case managers, community members and community organizations, behavioral health and substance use service users, nurses, peer professionals and other peer workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and all other providers.
- Describe the impact of limited economic and social opportunity on mental health and community wellbeing.
- Apply intergroup communication strategies to clinical and community problems related to race, religion, gender, and poverty.
- Identify opportunities for diverse groups to collaborate more effectively in identifying and solving shared problems
- Demonstrate clinical care and community-based advocacy through culturally sensitive leadership, teamwork, and advocacy
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.50 Attendance