Advancing mental health equity for five key populations in California.

Community Driven Solutions

Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project website. Here you will find resources and information related to this project, funded by the Mental Health Services Act, aimed at reducing mental health disparities for African American, Latino, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+ populations in California.

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California Reducing Disparities Project Phase III Planing & Design Stakeholder Regional Meetings

Norther Region: September 19, 2023, Chico State University

Bay Area Region: September 27, 2023, Oakstop – Oakland

Central Region: October 3, 2023, Doubletree by Hilton – Fresno

Southern Region: October 12, 2023, Riverside Community College – Riverside

Los Angeles Region: October 24, 2023, Sheraton on Gateway – Los Angeles


Please save-the-dates for the CRDP Phase III Planning and Design Stakeholder Regional Meetings. The purpose of the stakeholder regional meetings is twofold. 1) Present the final statewide evaluation report and the evaluation findings for Phase II by the Statewide Evaluator, Psychology of Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University (PARC-LMU). 2)CRDP Phase III Planning and Design. 

The exact locations and addresses are shared below. More information about the CRDP and its partners can be found here

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The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a first of its kind initiative intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of Community-Defined Evidence Practices (CDEPs) in reducing mental health disparities for diverse, multicultural communities, and reinforce the infrastructure to deliver these services.

The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a first of its kind, PEI (Prevention and Early Intervention) initiative funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, or Proposition 63). This statewide initiative aims to pair community driven mental health solutions with rigorous data for each of the 35 pilot projects. In doing this, the data and evaluation works to identify solutions for the communities in California that have historically been underserved, excluded, and offered inappropriate care.