News and Announcements
- CBHJ receives funding to expand telehealth capabilities in Michigan county jails
- Social Work & Nursing establish crisis hotline for Detroit metro healthcare workers & first responders fighting COVID-19
Decreasing stigma and bias to minimize health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) recognizes that this pandemic may exacerbate existing social, racial, and health disparities. This may be true for justice-involved individuals, especially those who are part of marginalized populations such as; African American/Black, Asian, Arab/Chaldean, Indigenous, Latinx, immigrant and low-income communities; people with disabilities and special health needs; and older adults. As such, the CBHJ is sharing information and recommendations from local, national, and global organizations related to the minimization of stigmas and biases during this crisis.