American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) UsCC

The American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Underserved Cultural Communities (UsCC) subcommittee was established under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), with the goal to reduce disparities and increase mental health access and to produce stakeholder priorities which will advise DMH’s action planning toward development and improvement of its services and partnerships to better engage underserved and marginalized cultural and ethnic communities in Los Angeles County.  According to the 2010 USA Census Bureau report, Los Angeles County is the home to the largest AI/AN population, which is approximately 160,000 residents.

The AI/AN UsCC subcommittee provides DMH with community-driven and culturally specific capacity building project recommendations and/or project concepts for implementation to increase mental health access, awareness, promotion, and decrease stigma with the ultimate goal to reduce cultural and ethnic disparities in access to care and service delivery.

For FY 2018/2019, the AI/AN UsCC subcommittee would like to implement The American Indian/Alaska Native Community Symposiums Project.