Archive for February, 2014

Employment Opportunity- Home-Based HIV Case Management Position

Case Manager III HIV 012714

Masters Level Clinician-MSW, MA/MS in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology

Bilingual Spanish/English required for position

If interested, please send résumé to Hilda Sandoval at


Upcoming PALS training: “Interpreting For HIV/AIDS Health Care Providers”

click on the image to download the registration form

click on the image to download the registration form

Please JOIN US In the upcoming 40-hour health care Interpreter training

Interpreting For HIV/AIDS  Health Care Providers

This training is FREE and available to all agencies directly funded through DHSP


Special Service for Groups / PALS for Health, assesses for language proficiency and trains bilingual/bicultural health care providers on the skills of interpreting using the California Statewide Connecting Worlds Training© curriculum. In addition to the Interpreting curriculum, a variety of modules that cover specific HIV social issues and Cultural Competency in the health
care setting are presented.

By joining us for this training, you will ensure that your agency is offering accurate and effective interpretation to its limited English proficient HIV/AIDS patients in a culturally sensitive manner. We encourage you to increase the skills of your bilingual/bicultural staff members serving people living with HIV and AIDS.



02/28/14: Mental Health Consortium meeting

On behalf of Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, I would like to invite you to the upcoming Mental Health Consortium meeting that will be taking place on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM in Duarte, C


A. The Mental Health Consortium, is a group of local mental health professionals and advocates within the Congresswoman’s District and Los Angeles area, who work together to advise on issues related to mental health and policy. The MHC is a critical component to Congresswoman Napolitano’s work in addressing the issue of mental health and helping to rid stigma. Below is the flyer with the event details.

To RSVP, please contact Perla H. Trumkul at no later than Monday, March 17, 2014.

Have a wonderful day!

Thank you,

Ane Romero

02/27/14: The Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission will meet Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 11 am – 1:30 pm at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Room 739. See attached agenda for meeting information.

Canetana Hurd, MBA
Commission Staff
213 738 4772

Webinar: Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders


Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment
February 26, 2014 | 12:30 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time

You’re invited to join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) for a Healthy People 2020 progress review webinar. This webinar is focused on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives—in this case the early detection, prevention, and treatment of substance use and mental disorders.

Featured speakers include:

  • Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Rebecca Hines, M.H.S., Chief, Health Promotion Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H., Deputy Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Jack Stein, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA
  • Connie Smith, Prevention Branch Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention Program,
    Division of Behavioral Health, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities

Register for the Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar

About Healthy People
Healthy People is an initiative of ODPHP that provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.

04/23/14-04/24/14: the 14th Annual Behavioral Health Information Management Conference and Exposition

For every five registrations paid by the same organization, an additional registration will be given complimentary to that organization. Please contact the CiMH conference department after you have registered
Learn from presentations that address:

  • Implementing health information technology to address the opportunitiesand challenges of health care reform.
  • Expanding electronic health information exchange to support care coordination across physical and behavioral health care, social services and criminal justice systems.
  • Innovative mobile applications and other types of technologies to enhance consumer recovery and wellness.
  • Updates on national and statewide policy developments guiding the use of electronic health record systems and health information exchange.
  • New technology and policy solutions to address privacy and security concerns in an increasingly complex health care environment.
  • Organizational examples of how to use electronic data effectively for decision support and quality improvement.

Participate in discussions and network with your colleagues!

Meet the major software companies serving mental health, alcohol, and other drug programs and evaluate their products – all in one exhibit hall!


05/03/14: Pasadena Mental Health Day “Healthy Minds, Healthy Families”

Pasadena Mental Health Day 2014

“Healthy Minds, Healthy Families”

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pasadena’s 4th Annual city-wide free event to promote mental health awareness


Mental Health Day occurs annually in May during National Mental Health Awareness Month, to address the mental health needs of Pasadena residents, which is fundamental to creating a healthy community. The event educates the public and raises awareness about mental health and mental illness with activities for seniors, adults, youth, children and families.                        

                                    Presented by

Pasadena Mental Health Advisory Committee


For more information visit our website

contact Dr. Jennifer Pruitt, Chair



Activities Include

  • Stress management & PTSD workshops
  • ŸWorkshops for teachers on how to manage mental health concerns in the classroom


  • Children’s programming and anti-bullying workshops
  • Workshops for parents
  • ŸWorkshops on Trauma and addiction
  • Workshops on suicide prevention
  • ŸArts & crafts
  • ŸRaffles
  • ŸVendors



02/12/14 meeting reminder and agenda

This is a reminder that our monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:30am at the Village [1125 N. McCadden Place, LA, 90038.]

Here is the agenda:

P.S.:  it’s Ingrid’s birthday, so… 


The Los Angeles HIV Mental Health Task Force includes treatment providers as well as persons living with HIV/AIDS who advocate for the mental health service needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. The Task Force meets every second Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30 at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza – 1125 N. McCadden Place, LA, 90038.

05/14/14: Ardis Moe to present at HIV MHTF meeting

Dr. Moe was scheduled to present at our March meeting, however her talk has been postponed until the May meeting. She will be presenting an update from CROI, as well as an Hepatitis C update.

05-14-14 HIVMHTF Dr Moe


02/07/14: Black Love = Safe Love | NBHAAD event in Inglewood

Black Love = Safe Love

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