Working With Communities of Color
Working with Communities of Color Presentation Handout
Dawn Thomas, Ph.D., OCPC, Prevention Systems Manager, OhioMHAS
Maritza Dyer, CDCA, Bilingual Clinical Specialist, Addiction Services Council
Alysia Longmire, M.Ed., OCPC, ICPSS, Manager, Prevention Action, PF!
This workshop will focus on how to engage communities of color with cultural humility to provide behavioral health care services. Focus will be on experiences of guest panelists who have extensive content expertise working with African-American and Latino communities. Discussion will focus on the strategies utilized, barriers encountered, and lessons learned for successful program implementation.
1. Provide a brief historical overview on the value of cultural competence and its role in public health
2. Define acculturation its impact and relevance in providing behavioral health care services
3. Describe various methods of engaging communities of color with cultural humility in behavioral health programs