Change Matrix is proud to announce another exciting initiative partnership with the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Health Equity (OHE). CM is partnering with CARS to provide technical assistance as part of Phase II of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP). The CRDP aims to reduce mental health disparities across five target populations that include African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, Native Americans and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities.
Population-specific Technical Assistance Providers selected for Phase II include: 1) African American: OnTrack Program Resources, 2) Asian and Pacific Islanders: Special Services for Groups, 3) Latino: University of California, Davis and 4) LGBTQ: The Center for Applied Research Solutions. Responsibilities for the Statewide Evaluators and Technical Assistance Providers will include oversight and advisory consultation to the capacity-building and implementation of pilot projects that will be addressing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services for the five target populations identified in Phase I of the CRDP.
As TA providers, CARS and CM will provide consultation and coaching to the capacity-building and implementation pilot projects that will be addressing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services for the LGBTQ population.
The CRDP is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) that was passed in November 2004. This Act imposes a one-percent income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million.