Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity & Social Justice

September 28, 2023 – September 29, 2023 all-day
Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity & Social Justice @ online

The 2-half day virtual conference is designed to empower individuals and teams who want to advance health equity and support diversity and inclusion in behavioral health care.

The conference is an opportunity to connect with others and join in a meaningful conversation about healing racial trauma, dismantling racism, combating systemic racism and social injustices through the lens of mental health and substance use issues.

This year’s conference theme is: “Breaking Barriers, Driving Change across Systems”

Here are highlights of this year’s speakers:

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Washington State Supreme Court
Session: Preserving the Story: Why telling the stories of those we serve matters

Dr. Benjamin Danielson, MD, Physician and Clinical Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine
Session: Dignity and its explicit importance as a goal of equity & social justice work

K. Darrow Brown, CEAP, LICSW, Chief of Inclusion, Belonging and Well-being, Washington State Department of Health
Session: Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: A Systems Perspective


Dates & Times*
September 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (PT)
September 29, 8 a.m. – 1p.m.

*The virtual conference platform will be accessible 30 minutes before and after each day’s program. This time will provide an opportunity for all attendees to connect and network with each other.