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Our Commitment to Equity in Mental Health

At Lifeline for Families, we aim to increase access to equitable mental health care by examining our own biases, ensuring representation from all voices, and conducting research that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in mental health care. We are also using data-driven decision-making to promote systems change. In this way, we are working to address barriers to equitable care for pregnant and postpartum individuals, children, and their families. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mental Health Care:
What We’re Doing 

We’re committed to working to address inequities in perinatal and child mental health due to racism and other systems of oppression. 

As research and understanding grow, care standards for perinatal individuals, youth, and families are constantly evolving and improving. But racism, implicit biases, and health inequities in mental health remain. That’s why it’s critical to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into mental health care interventions, protocols, and approaches from their inception.

Here are some examples of what we’re doing