Behavioral Health Equity

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is a committed organization that values the perspectives and cultures of diverse staff, individuals served and their families, as well as community members and partners.

BHRS has long been devoted to strategies that embrace diversity and to provide welcoming behavioral health and compassionate recovery services that are effective, equitable, and responsive to individuals’ cultural health beliefs and practices.

To ensure we continue to improve the quality of services and eliminate inequities and barriers to care for marginalized cultural and ethnic communities, BHRS supports the Behavioral Health Equity Committee and its mission:

In partnership with our providers and community, our mission is to transform our entire system by:

  • Ensuring that culture is acknowledged and incorporated throughout BHRS in a measurable and substantive way
  • Educating our workforce about the meaning of cultural competence and about how to actually implement the concepts
  • Ensuring our Cultural Competence Plan remains effective and responsive to change
  • Empowering consumers, family members, and communities representing all cultures

BHEC strives to reduce/eliminate cultural disparity by improving access to culturally and linguistically sensitive/competent behavioral health services.

Meeting Information

The Behavioral Health Equity Committee (BHEC) meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at:

      Stanislaus County, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
      Redwood Conference Room
      800 Scenic Drive
      Modesto, CA 95350

*Committee meeting is only open to current members.

Contact Information

      Michele Benedix
      Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
      800 Scenic Drive, Building C
      Modesto, CA 95350
      Desk: 209.525.6247

Executive Committee Members

    Lezzette Ervin, Behavioral Health Equity Manager, Chair
    Ruben Imperial, Director (Sponsor)
    Michele Benedix, Support

Sites of Interest

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