African American Behavioral Health Conference

African American Behavioral Health Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 African American Behavioral Health Conference on April 6! Watch the confernce video below:

2023 African American Behavioral Health Conference from Kirwan Institute on Vimeo.

About the conference
What must be done to help shape policies that impact behavioral health disparities in the African American community? From social stigma surrounding mental health to the effects of healthcare policy, this conference will bring together attendees from a variety of backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to tackling these issues.

April 6, 2023
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Agenda (more details will be added as they are finalized)

8 a.m.:  
Registration and continental breakfast (Ballroom) 
9 - 9:30 a.m.: 
Welcome remarks
9:30 - 10 a.m.: 
Plenary 1: Dr. Beverly Vandiver - youth suicide prevention
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: 
Drs. Cotton and Vandiver in conversation with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock
10:45 a.m.: 
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: 
Concurrent sessions I
12:15 p.m.:
Lunch begins
12:45 p.m.:
Keynote Address: Dr. Nicole King Cotton, Morehouse School of Medicine
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.:
1:45 - 3 p.m.:
Plenary 2: Diversity Needs in the Behavioral Health Workforce
3 - 3:15 p.m.:
Break II
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.:
Concurrent sessions II
4:30 p.m.:
Networking reception (coffee and cookies) (Lobby)
5 p.m.:
Conference ends

This event is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Ohio State's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Office of Outreach and Engagement.