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Webinar on Addressing the Equity Gap for Justice-involved Populations

Updated: Apr 25

In this webinar, participants will learn background information, models and skills to improve equity for justice-involved populations. Participants will be able to assess what equity is and why it is important in healthcare. The presentation also includes data on health equity among justice-involved populations and quotes from individuals from minoritized racial and ethnic groups with lived experience at the intersection of mental health challenges and criminal-legal involvement. In addition, presenters preliminarily explore equity models and frameworks to apply/tailor for equity for justices involved populations.


  • Benjamin Cook, PhD, Director of the Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Health Alliance, Professor in Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Maji Debena, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University

  • Kent Key, PhD, Health Disparities Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

This webinar is sponsored by the National Center for Health and Justice Integration for Suicide Prevention (NCHATS), a national research center funded by the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), and in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum.

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