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1. Build on Oregon’s work toward health equity by increasing diversity in and providing training for the workforce, pipeline and credentialing of culturally and linguistically specific, trauma-informed mental health providers.
2. Establish as standard practice the appointment of practitioners of color, Communities of Color and other historically underserved groups on all licensing boards and public bodies.
3. Community integration is key: Integrating culturally and linguistically specific mental healthcare with community services that Latinos/as/x in Oregon regularly use will address three prominent barriers for Latinos/as/x in Oregon — access, retention and stigma.
4. Ask the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to work with the Oregon Department of Education to address provider workforce needs for Latinos/as/x and other Communities of Color in Oregon.
5. Increase funding for Latinos/as/x and other historically under-resourced behavioral and mental health services in Oregon, with specific targeted resource allocations for funding increases that ensure equity.
6. Resource and support a Latino behavioral health task force that centers equity for Latinos/ as/x. Also create a larger culturally specific behavioral health task force for historically underserved communities. These task forces will focus on:
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