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Solano County Behavioral Health is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our services aim to empower all community members throughout their journey towards wellness and recovery. It is also of equal importance for us to improve access to quality care for underserved and under-represented ethnic and minority populations who have been historically marginalized by health care systems. We value the importance of employing staff who possess valuable life experiences and expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and leverages diversity to foster innovation and positive outcomes for the people we serve.
Solano County updates its Cultural Responsivity Plan annually. Please click here to review the FY 2018/19 Solano County Cultural Responsivity Plan which provides detailed information about Solano County, the consumers of mental health services in Solano County and the providers delivering these services. This plan also provides detailed strategies intended to increase both the access to, and the provision of mental health services to under-served populations living in Solano County.
In order to review previous versions of Solano County Cultural Competency Plans click the correlating link:
Solano County Cultural Competency Plan FY2017/18 Update
Solano County Mental Health Cultural Competency Plan 2010
The current MHSA Innovation project, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM), represents a partnership between the County, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD), and three local community-based organizations: Rio Vista CARE, Fighting Back Partnership, and Solano Pride, to implement strategies to increase access and utilization of services for County-specific un-served and underserved populations that have historically been shown to have low mental health service utilization rates throughout Solano County: the Latino, Filipino-American, and LGBTQ communities. Phase I consisted of UC Davis CRHD conducting a comprehensive health assessment (e.g., focus groups, individual interviews, community forums, etc.) to better understand Solano County's mental health system of care specific to the three target underserved communities. Phase II of the project consisted of the creation of a region-specific curriculum based on the national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards and the local communities' perspective on community-defined strategies to achieve culturally and linguistically appropriate practices. Three training cohorts participated in a comprehensive CLAS training, which included the development of quality improvement (QI) action plans that the County will implement during Phase III of the project. the QI action plans focus on various strategies including workforce development, community outreach and education, training, co-located services, etc.
Below are the community narrative reports summarizing feedback obtained from the three target communities during Phase I. These reports will soon also be available in Spanish and Tagalog.