Expanding culturally responsive care for children and families in Washington State

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):
Department Co-Investigator(s):
  • Ben Danielson

The Expanding Culturally Responsive Care initiative, a new project funded through a 2022 Washington State legislative proviso, aims to strengthen the lived experience behavioral health workforce and create a culturally responsive care curriculum for statewide implementation in Medicaid-serving organizations. This initiative was developed in response to Washington State’s urgent need for more culturally responsive, effective public behavioral health services–services that many families do not currently have access to. Ideally, this initiative will allow for more families to receive care that promotes true healing, mental health wellness and health equity. Curriculum and strategy development will be done through a participatory, collaborative co-design process with broad ranging input from across the state, and will center community voice, transparency, and accountability throughout all stages of the process. This project is part of a broader Leadership Initiative for Quality.


Project Period:
July 1, 2022 June 30, 2023

Funding Type(s):
State/UW

Funder(s):
WA State Legislature

Geographic Area(s):
Washington

Practice Type(s):
Community Mental Health/Health Center/Faith Health Center

Patient Population(s):
Caregivers/Providers, Children

Targeted Condition(s):
General Mental Well-Being