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Building Health Equity Webinar Series: Promoting Equity in Mental Health

Join us for the tenth installment in our Building Health Equity webinar series, Promoting Equity in Mental Health, Wednesday, February 8th from 1-2pm CT via Zoom. This webinar will feature Mona McCalley-Whitters, PhD, executive director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)-Linn County, and Thad Abrams, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and faculty advisor for the Iowa City Free Mental Health Clinic.

We will be discussing what equity in mental health is and looks like, which populations are most impacted by mental health care inequities, and what health agencies can do to prioritize equity in mental health for their own communities. The session will include open conversation with attendees.


1. Discuss the meaning of mental health equity

2. Learn about health departments’ role in promoting mental health

3. Explore successful strategies for prioritizing equity in mental health 

Our Speakers

Mona McCalley-Whitters, PhD, Executive Director of NAMI Linn County
Thad Abrams, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa and Faculty Advisor for the Iowa City Free Mental Health Clinic

A recording and transcription of the webinar will be posted to this site after the live session has concluded.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Natalie Peters in advance at