PSA Behavioral Health Agency (PSA) places high importance on building and maintaining culturally competent staff. PSA conceptualizes cultural competency as the ability to deliver excellent mental health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. In 2003, the PSA Cultural Diversity Committee was created to increase cultural competence across all staff and at all organizational levels. Cultural Competence is an agency-wide priority.
The PSA Cultural Diversity Committee is comprised of staff members with meetings held on a monthly basis, and peer representation highly encouraged. The Committee recognizes that mental healthcare disparities exist across the many different strata that comprise “culture,” such as language, ethnicity/race, religion, sexual orientation, sex/gender roles, socioeconomic status, and age. The Committee also recognizes the influence that culture has on many issues related to mental health care, including barriers to service, attitudes towards recovery, beliefs about mental illness, and help-seeking behaviors.
PSA has adopted and implements 2012 National Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) to eliminate health disparities in its services. The Agency promotes Equal Employment Opportunity and actively partners with the NAACP, LULAC, and LGBT organizations to promote inclusion of LGBT and racial and ethnic/minority communities in public events, and programs.
Commemorative Civil Rights Piece
by Master Artist Antonio Pasos
Completed by Antonio Pasos, Master Artist, commissioned by PSA Behavioral Health Agency's Art Awakenings for the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passage. The piece is 3 feet by 6 feet, acrylic paint on canvas, created June, 2014. In an effort to promote diversity and cultural competency, PSA loans the piece for relevant community events and activities. Contact: John.Mireles@azpsa.org
PSA Behavioral Health Agency Receives Diversity Leadership Alliance 2015 Diversity Inclusive Workplace Award Community (Not For Profit)
Phoenix, Arizona, November 13, 2015 - The PSA Behavioral Health Agency received the Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA) 2015 Inclusive Workplace Award for Community (Not For Profit) at the Diversity Leadership Alliance 14th Annual Conference and Diversity and Inclusion Awards on Friday November 13, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Sara Marriott, CEO, PSA Behavioral Health Agency, received the Diversity Leadership Alliance Inclusive Workplace Award for Community (Non For Profit) on behalf of the agency.
PSA Behavioral Health Agency has adopted and implements National Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) to eliminate health disparities in our services. The PSA Behavioral Health Agency promotes Equal Employment Opportunity. PSA actively partners with the NAACP, LULAC, and LGBT organizations to promote inclusion of LGBT and racial and ethnic/minority communities in public events, and cultural programs.
The Diversity Leadership Alliance Inclusive Workplace Awards must have operations in the State of Arizona. All information requested reflects only leadership statistic/metrics, practices, initiatives, and programs currently utilized by the company in Arizona.
Since 2001, The Diversity Leadership Alliance mission is to guide leaders in transformation of culture to build an inclusive community where each person is equally respected and empowered. The Diversity Leadership Alliance began as a diversity leadership roundtable from various organizations and businesses came together to discuss challenges and solutions for business success.