Understanding Health Disparities Through the Eyes of Community Members: a Structural Competency Education Intervention

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The authors wish to thank the community leaders, peer advocates, and our colleagues, who helped us develop the Structural Competency Initiative (SCI): Marilise Hyacinth, MD, Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Shenette Lopez, David Ross, MD, Robert Cole at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Michael Rowe, PhD, at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.


This work was funded in part by the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, but this publication does not express the views of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services or the State of Connecticut. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors.

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The evaluation of the SCI was exempted from review by Yale University’s Institutional Review Board. Participants in focus groups gave verbal consent prior to beginning the sessions. Participant names and other identifiers were not used in any written or oral report.


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Bromage, B., Encandela, J.A., Cranford, M. et al. Understanding Health Disparities Through the Eyes of Community Members: a Structural Competency Education Intervention. Acad Psychiatry 43, 244–247 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-018-0937-z

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