The Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) is a statewide initiative that supports healthcare professionals who care for children and adolescents with mental health conditions. We strive to improve the behavioral health outcomes of youth by offering high-quality provider education, as well as, increasing access to child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and care navigators.
VMAP recognizes there is not equitable access to behavioral healthcare. We are committed to mitigating these disparities and working towards infusing behavioral health equity into our work to ensure all providers across the state and the youth they serve can benefit from VMAP.
To this end, VMAP has developed an Equity Advisory Committee to help broaden our perspectives, strengthen our outreach and advocate for underserved populations. The Equity Advisory Committee is working to advance policies and develop programming that intentionally promotes racial, economic and access equity within VMAP services and beyond. The Equity Advisory Committee:
- Advises VMAP’s executive committee on policy decisions to ensure they have equitable impacts
- Assists in expanding and diversifying VMAP regional stakeholder and provider membership.
- Develops metrics using program data to monitor progress and track success.
For more information on the equity advisory committee’s work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.