MHSOAC Research Highlighted at this Year’s American Public Health Association Conference


As announced in the July 23, 2020 Commission meeting, Commission staff will be presenting work accepted for presentation at one of the largest public health conferences in the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) in October. The theme of this year’s APHA conference is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence” and the Commission’s work will be presented on the following three topics specifically:

1) racial/ ethnic disparities in psychiatric diagnoses among mental health consumers who report experiencing trauma

2) the intersection of race/ethnicity and trauma and the impact of Full Service Partnerships on reducing criminal justice involvement

3) the myth of the “violent” mentally ill individual and highlight differences in types of arrests and convictions between those that have received county mental health services and those that have not.