PA Care Partnership: Virtual Speaker Series 2023

In collaboration with OMHSAS, PA Care Partnership is provided a speaker series through January 2023 and through the summer of 2023. Learn more about the purpose of this Virtual Speaker Series.


COMPLETED 2023 Virtual Speaker Series:

January 2023

  • Belonging, the Flip Side of AdversityDr. Veirdre Jackson, CEO/ Founder: Living Strong Consulting, Thursday, January 12, 2023.
  • Cultural Humility, Intentionality, and Vulnerability: the vital ingredients for engaging diverse communitiesDr. Esther Hio-Tong Castillo, Director of Racial Equity Storytelling and Community Impact at the Office of Community, Empowerment, and Opportunity (CEO) in the City of Philadelphia; Thursday, January 26, 2023.

February 2023 - Black History Month

Black History Month focuses attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of United States history.

  • Structural Racism and Psychiatric Practice: A Call for Sustained ChangeRachel Talley, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a practicing psychiatrist; Friday, February 10, 2023.
  • Making One's Way in the WorldDr. Illya Eliphis Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Morehouse College, Thursday, February 23, 2023.

March 2023

  • Dr. Noel B. Ramirez spoke on Healing-Centered Practices and Psychological Flexibility for Providers, Community Members, and HealersA case study of AAPICommunitiess and mental health, Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Ronnie Polaneczky, The Power of Deliberate Listening; Listening with Ronnie, Thursday, March 23, 2023

May 2023 is Mental Health Awareness Month

June 2023 Pride Month

July 2023 Minority Mental Health Month

August 2023 Back to School

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Back to School! What do we need to know? Beth-Ann McConnell spoke to us about preparing our children for the new school year, what we need to know, and how to prepare our children. Significant resources were provided.