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Recovery for All: December 2007

At the close of another successful year, the NAMI Multicultural Action Center wishes to acknowledge and thank our colleagues and partners for your continued support. We look forward to your being a part of our 2008 efforts in ensuring the progress of NAMI to support the mental health needs of all Americans and furthering multicultural mental health access and quality.

2007 Efforts Driven by the Multicultural Action Plan

In the last two years, NAMI was proud to host two multicultural taskforce meetings to address mental health in communities of color. During these meetings, individuals representing over 25 partner organizations and agencies identified key advocacy priority areas:  consumer and family-driven care; quality of care and access; public information (education); and workforce development (click here for a description of each of these priority areas).

The NAMI Multicultural Action Center has been working hard to advance these areas in the last year. Below are highlights of 2007 activities in this effort:

Looking Toward 2008

Upcoming Events

  • The National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS) 10th Anniversary Conference, "Suicide Prevention Across Cultures: Our Journey Forward" February 8-9, 2008 more...

  • NYU School of Medicine Institute of Community Health and Research, Center for the Health of the African Diaspora 3rd Annual Conference on the Health of the African Diaspora: Mental Health Saturday, February 9, 2008 more...

  • 8th Central Texas African American Family Support Conference, "The Fine Art of Achieving Life Balance" February 15-16, 2008 more...

  • Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference, "From Innovations to Practice: The Challenge and Promise of Recovery for All" April 2008 more...


  • Steward Group formed for the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health Care (NNED).  more…