Behavioral Health Equity for Every Community

Breaking Down Systemic Barriers to a Stronger Future

(Em)Powering Hope for North Carolina Communities

The North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative (NCBHEI) is a grant program that supports policy and practice changes to address factors that impact behavioral health equity in historically marginalized North Carolina communities.

In conjunction with quality services, this involves addressing social determinants of health (SDoHs), such as employment and housing stability, exposure to high-risk products such as alcohol and tobacco, insurance status, proximity to culturally-responsive services, and more. The NCBHEI supports community-based teams and residents working to correct and eliminate behavioral health disparities caused by systemic discrimination. Together we can drive a better quality of life for historically marginalized North Carolina communities to promote opportunities to be as healthy as possible.

Thanks to NCBHEI Partners

Our Work is Funded by: The NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Direction and technical assistance provided by: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy

Our Work is Supported by: RIZE Consultants, LLC

Our Work is Supported by: NC CIVIL – Community & Industry Value Interactionist League