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The 17th Annual Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competence and Diversity

Cultural Competence and Diversity: The Roles of Social Determinants of Mental Health, Workforce Diversity, and Community Engagement in Achieving Mental Health Equity

Altha Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement • Associate Professor • Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry • Director, Center for Health in Justice-Involved Youth • University of Tennesee Health Science Center

Past President • American Psychiatric Association


Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify challenges and describe opportunities for providing mental health care to improve health disparities and reduce health inequities
  • Demonstrate knowledge in how structural barriers (e.g., SDoMH) impact psychiatric practice and treatment experiences for minority populations
  • Design outreach strategies for key stakeholder groups that remove barriers to access to care, increase workforce diversity, and demonstrate improvement of overall health status for vulnerable populations
  • Identify ways in which mental health professional can engage individuals, families, and communities in collaborations that create more equitable mental health systems


UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pharmacists who participate in this activity.

The annual Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity is sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Committee in remembrance of Evelyn Lee, EdD, who served as a clinical faculty member for more than twenty years before her passing in 2003. The lectureship aims to to further her mission of expanding diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of mental health by bringing prominent experts to share their experiences and expertise with campus trainees, faculty, and staff.

Event Details

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