Through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Behavioral Health Equity, our Center of Excellence is established to advance the behavioral health equity of Latine communities through the development and dissemination of culturally-informed, evidence-based behavioral health information, provision of training and technical assistance and directed support to expand the behavioral health workforce that serves Latine communities.  

We serve as a resource for mental health and substance use providers, primary care providers, community-based and faith-based organizations, research institutions, Hispanic and Latine-Serving Institutions (HSIs) of higher education, peer and recovery support service providers, as well as state, regional, local, and federal entities. Our outreach also encompasses the general public, including Hispanic and Latine individuals, families, and communities, as well as persons with lived experiences.  

Our Mission

Our Staff & Steering Committee

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Focus Areas

Information and products on culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health approaches and strategies for Hispanic and Latine populations
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Training offerings and consultation (virtual and in-person) for implementing evidence-based and culturally responsive best practices with Hispanic and Latine populations
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Assistance with developing, delivering and accessing linguistically appropriate behavioral health services and products
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Initiatives and strategies aimed at enhancing and developing the recruitment, retention, careers pathways and leadership roles of the Hispanic/ Latine behavioral health workforce.
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The Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is dedicated to shaping and implementing innovative behavioral health public policies that specifically cater to the needs of Hispanic/Latine communities. As part of […]
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