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New Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health Coalition

Filed in Health Program News by on June 6, 2017

Illustration of a tree as metaphor of mental health.

Mental health is widely acknowledged as a priority health issue across refugee community members and stakeholders in San Diego County. On October 5, 2016, NSDI (Nile Sisters Development Initiative) convened ethnic and faith leaders from the refugee community for a roundtable discussion. The purpose was to better understand concerns and discuss potential steps for collective action.

On October 17 and November 18, 2016, follow-up community dialogues gathered more than 37 representatives from 15 organizations. The participants discussed promising practices, evidence-based interventions, and recommendations to improve mental health knowledge, awareness, and utilization of services. A compilation of the findings, Advancing Equity: Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health», is available free of charge to the public.

One-hundred percent of participants who completed post-event evaluations expressed the importance of meeting regularly and taking action. For now, the past participants will meet quarterly and form a Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health Coalition.

The details for the first Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health Coalition meeting are below. We welcome the public to join us.

Event Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health Coalition Meeting 4
Date Friday | June 9, 2017
Time 10:00am–noon
Invitation Open to the public
Admission Free of charge
Location Copley-Price Family YMCA
4300 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92105
RSVP by Email

Meeting Agenda»
Speaker Biography»
African Communities Public Health Coalition»
Advancing Equity: Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health report»

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