As a nationally recognized thought leader, Chacku delivers inspiring, yet provocative presentations focused on the most challenging issues our communities are facing today in mental health and health equity. Connect with us to learn about our latest initiatives and solutions.
Are you interested in developing a new mental health or health equity initiative or already doing something you would like to see grow? Chacku can support you, your teams and organizations to develop a clear strategy and set meaningful goals and objectives that lead to value-based work plans and management.
Engaging and bringing together diverse points of view and experience is challenging, especially when it's personal. Chacku can support your community and/or government entity to bring people together as valued stakeholders in mental health and health equity towards real change.
Reliance on force and coercion in any system is a sign of failure to demonstrate value and support human rights. There are a number of ways that force and coercion is used in mental health including involuntary outpatient commitment. Learn about the ways to achieve health equity and reduce and/or eliminate the use of these harmful practices in your systems.
Engagement is not compliance. There is an incredible body of evidence that can help us understand why people disengage from mental health care. Develop a system that will support and measure the health equity and activation we want to see for everyone.
Racial Equity includes addressing structural racism through intentional social and system conditions such as intersectionality, partnership and pluralism. Learn how to engage, partner and be led by Black, Indigenous, People of Color interested in mental health equity in your Organizational Networks, Board of Directors, C-Suite and Staff.
The first step in any meaningful mental health systems transformation process is to involve the people who are directly impacted. Learn about the steps and strategies of trauma-informed community organizing and leadership towards racial equity outcomes.
Our existing systems are perfectly designed to achieve the racial inequities we see every day. Learn how to dismantle racism in mental health systems while constructing and measuring meaningful, anti-racist, and equity focused systems transformation.
Learn how to Discover Leadership., not just develop it, for mental health and racial equity. This means seeing what leadership capacities already exist within ourselves as well as in our community. The leadership we need is already out there. We need to learn how to see it.
States, territories, local governmental units, health systems and community based organizations across the globe are integrating peer support providers into their systems. Be confident that Chacku offers a deep understanding of the most cutting edge practices of recovery-focused systems. Support is designed to help systems and agencies to develop a strategy, invest in peer run organizations, as well as recruit, retain, and supervise people in recovery in a variety of peer support roles.
As an employer, make sure you have the tools, resources and information you need to promote and support the mental health of your employees and their families while reducing the costly impacts of mental health and substance use such as:
Significantly reduced productivity
Increased health care and disability costs
Social Determinants of Health, such as poverty, have the greatest impact on mental health status. The unemployment rate for people with psychiatric disabilities is between 85-95% across the country. Make a difference by learning how to shift policy and infrastructure to increase the employment rate and economic self-sufficiency in your community.
Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play, Offer your systems leadership and practitioners the opportunity to explore the role of structural competency and social determinants of health in their work towards increasing health and wellness outcomes and eliminating the health disparities experienced by individuals, families and communities. This highly interactive training program offers opportunities to explore the diverse and intersecting social identities and needs of people in our communities as they relate to social determinants of health. The training also offers key strategies and competencies that improve engagement and health activation outcomes.
Get a chance to learn about the intersecting skills of addressing social determinants of health and cultural humility.
This interactive training program goes beyond the basics and takes a ‘deeper dive’ by exploring how ‘Culture Matters’ in better understanding a person/family's hopes, dreams and goals. Build the practitioner competencies needed to improve engagement and health activation while addressing the structural barriers that impede a individual or family's progress towards their goals.
How might we advance racial equity in our communities and commit to an anti-racism framework and identity?
What are the key terms, concepts, and definitions we need to understand together?
What are the ways we can talk about race issues and establish shared values?
What are our goals and objectives for racial equity and how do we measure progress?
How can we assess the impact of our policies on racialized groups?
What policies, social norms, and practices might we need to change to reflect racial equity as a process and a set of outcomes?
What do we still need to learn about ourselves?