Philadelphia: The City of Equitable Love #EmbraceEquity

When: March 8, 2023

Where: Philadelphia, United States


Join Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) for an afternoon that celebrates the empowerment initiatives brought forward by the many community organizations in the Philadelphia Behavioral Health field.

This event will include a Keynote address highlighting the value of continuing our unified efforts to increase equity and inclusion practices in behavioral health, as well as an expert panel discussion, offering audience engagement and an opportunity to address concerns that may impede  equitable access to healthcare in in our communities.

It will also include personal stories of success, and a professional social hour that offers an opportunity to collaborate with local community organizations that have spearheaded female empowerment initiatives.

This event has been organized in collaboration with DBHIDS, IWD & the Consumer Satisfaction Team.


9:30am - 10:00am - Registration, Refreshments, Introductions

10:00am - 10:15am - Host Opening Welcome

10:15am - 11:00am - Keynote Speaker

11:00am - 11:15am - Short Break

11:15am - 12:30pm - Panel Discussion with audience participation

12:30pm - 1pm - Personal Story from Community Member

1pm - 2pm - Professional Social Hour, post pictures in support of theme for International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity, collaborate with local agencies in support of women, meet with local vendors/organizations that represent female empowerment

DBHIDS has a comprehensive behavioral health system.

DBHIDS is dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors and healthy communities through education and awareness building strategies.

In 1996, DBHIDS founded and funded the Behavioral Health Training and Education Network (BHTEN) to support Philadelphia’s behavioral health system by planning, coordinating, and providing quality educational experiences.

These educational experiences are geared to a wide range of audiences, including individuals and their family members, DBHIDS staff members, behavioral health service provider organizations, and other human services and community based organizations.

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