Tulare County Plans Meeting With Black Residents To Address Mental Health Programs
Tulare County health officials will meet with black community members Friday to discuss what types of programs are needed to help residents who have untreated mental illnesses and what kinds of improvements can be made to current programs, the Fresno Bee reports. The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency has held 11 such meetings between April and June with five targeting the Latino population, one targeting the Southeast Asian population and five addressing the general population.
Herbert Cruz, mental health medical director of county HHSA, said, "The only way we are going to develop programs to help the community is to hear what the community needs are."
Pastor Larry Dodson of New Life Community Church said he expects about 100 county residents and community leaders to attend Friday's meeting (Avalos, Fresno Bee, 8/15).