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Below are news stories related to the prevention and early intervention of mental illness.

Stanislaus County Utilizing Promotoras to Improve Community Health

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in partnership with the Prevention and Early Intervention program funded by Proposition 63, the promotora network, comprised of 6 networks provide more than just cultural sensitivity services but aims to improve overall health of the community. Read more here.

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Proposed Changes to the Prevention and Early Intervention Regulations

At an April 2015 meeting, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission proposed changes to the prevention and early intervention regulations. Access and read document here.

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California Reducing Disparities Project Phase 2 Update Webinar

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health equity hosted a webinar and provided updates on California Reducing Disparities Project Phase 2 design and strategic plan. For the PowerPoint please click here. To view the webinar recording please click here.

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California Reducing Disparities Project Phase 2 FAQs

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity addresses questions regarding the California Reducing Disparities Project Phase 2. Read more here.

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Prevention Effort Showing Early Results

Programs targeted at mental health prevention and early intervention are showing positive early results, according to a news release. A RAND Corporation report indicates efforts in reducing stigma and discrimination, suicide prevention and improving mental health for students, are making headway. The study reviews training, marketing, social media campaigns and statewide activities implemented under Proposition … Continue reading Prevention Effort Showing Early Results

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Partnerships to Develop Resources for Healthy Communities

A new emphasis on prevention and community health partnerships brings an opportunity to improve the health of challenged neighborhoods, writes Prevention Institute Managing Director Leslie Mikkelsen, MPH, RD, in her March 2, 2015 blog post for Equity of Care. Mikkelson describes conditions of high stress and poor nutrition in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in East Oakland, … Continue reading Partnerships to Develop Resources for Healthy Communities

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Funding Opportunity to Better Men Mental Health

The Prevention Institute in concert with the Movember Foundation provide a new funding opportunity to improve mental health for men. Read more and register for the webinar here.

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A Focus on Trauma: Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches and Moving Toward Trauma Prevention

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in collaboration with Prevention Institute and Development Services Group, Inc.  is hosting a webinar explore tailoring prevention work for communities that have been impacted by trauma. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) Click here to register

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Together Against Stigma International Conference

The international mental health community gathered in San Francisco on February 18th – 20th, 2015, marking the first time the “Together Against Stigma” Conference was held in the United States since its inception in 2007. The 7th International Conference served as a platform for innovation and community dialogue amongst attendees, allowing mental health advocates from the United States … Continue reading Together Against Stigma International Conference

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Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Cigna Foundation held a forum on Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health. This forum offers practical information on how to bring effective programs to schools, primary care and other settings. It addresses challenges facing communities in preventing bullying, building workforce capacity and addressing addiction disorders. The … Continue reading Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health

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