California Reducing Disparities Project
The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a statewide prevention and early intervention effort to reduce mental health disparities in underserved communities that include African Americans; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Latinos; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ); and Native American/Alaska Native. UC Davis’ Center for Reducing Health Disparities is the Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) for the Latino population. Now in Phase II, the focus is on implementing community-defined practices and strategies to reduce mental health disparities.
Every aspect of the project is community centered. Implementing pilot project (IPP) partners designed their interventions as Community Defined Evidence Projects (CDEPs), which focus on and embrace knowledge and practices developed locally with significant community input. Evaluation is a core theme and deliverable of CRDP Phase II, and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is the primary evaluation methodology, meaning that active community engagement is crucial and members identify, define, address, solve and evaluate issues in their own community. The California map shows the locations of the seven Latino implementation pilot projects.
Please click on each tab below to learn more about our seven (7) IPP partners. You may also visit the Latino Mental Health Concilio website for more information about Phase I of the project, as well as ongoing work.
Cultura y Bienestar is a Latino-focused prevention and early intervention program that provides outreach, education, and consultation to individuals and organizations that serve the most vulnerable Latinos in Alameda County. Cultura y Bienestar staff consist of mental health specialists, promotores, and traditional healers who promote mental health and emotional wellbeing.
To learn more about the project, review La Clínica’s Cultura y Bienestar summary.
Presentations and Resources
COVID-19 Disparities Presentation, Latino Hub Meeting 5/21/2020; click here for a PDF of the slide deck from this presentation.