When: August 17, 2022 from 3:30-5:30 PST
Description: The Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Equity Working Group (EWG) will hold its first meeting virtually on August 17, 2022, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. The meeting is open to the public and registration information is provided below.
The challenges of today’s world are deeply affecting the mental health and wellbeing of children and youth. The CYBHI aims to build a coordinated ecosystem promoting social and emotional well-being, preventing behavioral health challenges, and providing equitable, appropriate, timely and accessible services for existing and emerging behavioral health needs. The CYBHI is a five-year $4.4 billion initiative to reimagine and transform the way behavioral health support is provided to all children and youth ages 0-25 in California with a whole system approach that creates cross-system partnerships to ensure that the reimagined ecosystem is child and youth-centered and equity-focused.
The purpose of the CYBHI Equity Working Group is to advise CalHHS and its departments on an equity framework for the initiative and make recommendations for applying the framework to embed equity into the processes, design, planning and implementation of the overall approach to the Initiative and activities, services, programs, and policies of the individual workstreams in order to build a behavioral health system for children and youth that addresses current inequities. The CYBHI Equity Working Group will advise, guide, develop practical applications and recommendations, and help hold accountable and build capacity of the CYBHI in its effort to center and advance equity in the development and implementation of a reimagined behavioral health ecosystem for children and youth ages 0-25, particularly children, youth and families that face the greatest systemic barriers to wellness and are disproportionately impacted by behavioral health issues, including children and youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, low-income families, and children and youth from underserved communities.
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*Accessibility and Interpretation: Any person who wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least four (4) business days prior to the meeting date to: Nathaniel Mitchell, CYBHI Assistant Secretary at Nathaniel.Mitchell@chhs.ca.gov. If you encounter any issues with Zoom registration, please also reach out to Nathaniel Mitchell.