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Blue Shield of California Provides $500,000 to Increase Diversity in Mental Health Workforce

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Investment in Health Career Connection supports new career pathways for 36 interns from diverse backgrounds OAKLAND, Calif. — Blue Shield of California announced $500,000 of support to help train and equip the next generation of diverse mental and behavioral health professionals and leaders throughout the Golden State. The funds will support Health Career Connection’s (HCC) summer internship program for college students and recent graduates, who…

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Confronting the devastating impact racism in the U.S. Education System has on Black students’ mental health

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New campaign shows that everyone has a role to play in rewriting the lessons students learn about race in school The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) – a nonprofit organization founded by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson – launched a public awareness campaign to address the mental health impact the education system places on students, particularly Black students ages 12-22. The six-week campaign,…

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