The overarching goal of the CT LBHS is improved behavioral health care through the permanent expansion and enhancement of culturally relevant treatment alternatives for the Latino population of Connecticut. As a result of the glaring need to expand the provision of culturally and linguistically competent services, over a dozen organizations have joined with the Yale University School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Mental Health Center to build a comprehensive system of care that integrates components of behavioral health and primary care for the Latino population. The Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, a collaborative endeavor of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, functions as the coordinating anchor for the CT LBHS. The short-term outlook is to ensure that mental health and addiction treatment is both accessible and culturally and linguistically appropriate throughout south central Connecticut, while our long-term vision anticipates replication of this behavioral healthcare service model at the state level. The CT LBHS is made possible through partial funding from the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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