If You Build It, Will They Come? Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap for Latinos

Detailed Evaluation Results for If You Build It, Will They Come? Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap for Latinos with Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

11 of the 16 faculty that attended completed evaluations.

The presenter, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, examined the extent of the treatment gap in ethnically and racially diverse populations in the United States. He presented examples of how the treatment gap data is being translated into policy and services in a way that addresses the unmet mental health needs of underserved populations at state and local levels. The presentation concluded with a demonstration from a local example of how communities, CBOs, and counties are coming together to build partnerships, make joint decisions and achieve system of care transformation that hopefully will lead to the reduction of mental health disparities in underserved populations. Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola is a Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, at the School of Medicine, University of California, Davis. As well as the Founding Director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, the Director of the Community Engagement Program of the UCD Clinical Translational Science Center, and the co-Director of the UC Davis Latino Aging Research and Resource Center.

Some practical tips that faculty learned include understanding that "what state governments do has an impact on heath disparities" and "the percentage of Latinos who don't seek mental healthcare." The participants also are now "aware of the tendency for Latino's to not follow up with core."

Faculty attending the workshop gave very favorable reviews overall noting in the surveys that Dr.Aguilar-Gaxiola gave a "very knowledgeable presentation and great overview of the topic." Participants also mentioned that they would have liked a longer presentation and handouts.

Questions & Responses

This session lived up to my expectations.
N=11 Mean=4.82 SD=0.40 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

I increased my knowledge of evidence-based practices and model programs for closing the mental health treatment gap for Latinos.
N=11 Mean=4.82 SD=0.40 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

I am glad I took the time to participate in this session.
N=11 Mean=4.91 SD=0.30 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

Questions & Answers:

Give an example of at least one thing you learned from this workshop and will take to use in your work.

  • What state governments do has an impact on heath disparities.
  • I knew nothing of mental health and social determinants prior to this workshop.
  • The percentage of Latinos who don't seek mental healthcare.
  • Implementation of CLAS.
  • I will be aware of the tendency for Latino's to not follow up with care. I will use the contact with my ARNP students.
  • Identification of gaps/disparities/Latinos
  • I liked the reference to deferred evidence.

Is there anything that could have been improved about this session?

  • How will the information be presented can be applied socially.
  • No.
  • None.
  • International applications compensation CAUSFL).
  • Longer Presentation.
  • Share products or handouts.

General Comments about the overall workshop?

  • Outstanding.
  • This was great!
  • Great.
  • Good Job. Author initiative.
  • Very knowledgeable presentation. Great overview of the topic.
  • Excellent and knowledgeable speaker/presentation.
  • Great job and thoughtful ideas.