Jun, 17, 2022

Addressing Inequities in the Quality of Mental Health Care: Immediate-Term Policy Solutions

Researchers and policymakers are increasingly acknowledging the importance of addressing racial and ethnic inequities in mental health. While attention has been directed toward increasing diversity in the mental health workforce to improve quality of care for Black, Indigenous, and people of color, more immediate solutions are needed. In a new Milbank Memorial Fund blog post, researchers detail alternative, immediate-term policy approaches to improve quality of care, such as cultural humility training for mental health providers and required assessments of the influence of race and culture on a client’s mental health.