Asian & Pacific Islander Report for Statewide CA Reducing Disparities Project available for download and public comment

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We are pleased to announce that the Asian & Pacific Islander Report for the Statewide California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is ready for public comments from 04/06/12 to 04/26/12. Information on the CRDP API Strategy and the draft of the API report are available on the CRDP website (  For comments, please email to by 04/26/12.

The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a key statewide policy initiative funded by the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) as means to improve access, quality of care, and increase positive outcomes for racial, ethnic, and cultural communities. Launched in 2009, this two-year statewide Prevention and Early Intervention effort utilizes $3 million in Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) state administrative funding.

The CRDP is focused on five populations to which each will encompass its own Strategic Planning Workgroup (SPW):

These Strategic Planning Workgroups (SPW) are comprised of community leaders, mental health providers, consumers and family members – all of whom have worked together to identify new service delivery approaches defined by multicultural communities for multicultural communities using community-defined evidence. Their goal was to develop population-specific reports (strategic plan) that will form the basis of a statewide comprehensive strategic plan to identify new approaches toward reducing disparities.