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Behavioral Health Disparity Impact Statement (BHDIS) Tools

BHDIS 15 Item Assessment Tool (DRAFT)

A 15 item tool to help grantees assess the degree to which their programs describe their populations in terms of disparity/disproportionalities, address data, and address the CLAS Standards.

Mississippi Project XPand BHDIS Fact Sheet

Resource tool to facilitate discussions about how disparities can be best addressed.

National Review Snapshot: SAMHSA CMHI Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statements (BHDIS)

Snapshot of findings - List 3 opportunities for continuous quality improvement for BHDIS based on review of eleven BHDIS for access, service use, and outcomes.

SAMHSA Disparity Impact Examples

Generic examples for what minimally needs to be sent to the grantee's Government Project Officer. Examples for each major type of grant program are offered, including: services, infrastructure, and training and technical assistance.

Strategies and Opportunities for Implementing Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statements

This Resource Brief discusses core needs and rationales for grantees to develop their Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statement (BHDIS), a summary of lessons learned from BHDIS technical assistance, and BHDIS resources that are available from the Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) Hub Library.

Using Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statements to Improve Services for Youth and Families


Published on May 7, 2014: Learning Exchange Series - Moving Towards Cultural and Linguistic Competence: From Knowing to Doing This webinar discusses a new federal requirement for grantees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to create a Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statement and the manner in which they are addressing the specification. Participants will gain practical examples of how to create organizational changes to address disparities and improve behavioral health services to children, youth and families.

XPand Asset - Based Implementation to Address Disparities and Disproportionalities in Human Services
and Behavioral Health Care

Mississippi Project XPand’s Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statement is included in a comprehensive plan to address disparities across multiple System of Care areas (e.g., juvenile justice, educational attainment/drop-out, etc.) and to create resource tools for governance council meetings, project partner discussions, and community stakeholder conferences.

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