Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara, LCSW, MPA
This presentation will introduce the behavioral health disparities work that the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) have been conducting over the past 3 years. An introduction into behavioral health disparities, with a focus on why this work is so crucial now. There will then be an overview of the research and the action plan that has been conducted with the public mental health system. Finally, a brief discussion of direct service needs and the important roles that social workers should be playing in this work.