California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
UACF, in conjunction with CalMHSA and its partners, initiate strategies to engage and empower local communities across the state to provide a supportive environment for consumers, families, youth and children by recognizing that mental health is integral in everyone’s wellbeing.
Working with multiple statewide organizations which represent LGBTQ, TAY, Adult Consumer, Faith Based, Veterans, and culturally diverse populations, UACF can engage statewide communities at the local level in CalMHSA capacity building outreach strategies such as: Community Network Roundtables, Speaker Bureau training, Community Forums and much more.
The Stigma and Discrimination Reduction (SDR) Initiative uses a full range of Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies across the lifespan and across diverse backgrounds to confront the fundamental causes of stigmatizing attitudes and discriminatory and prejudicial actions
There are Four Programs Areas:
1.Strategies for a Supportive Environment
2.Values, Practices, and Policies
3.Promising Practices Program
4.Advancing Policy to Eliminate Discrimination
PEI Project Partners:
•Community Clinics Initiative
•Disability Rights California
•Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.
•Mental Health Association of San Francisco
•National Alliance on Mental Illness
•Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn
•United Advocates for Children and Families