Closing The Gap: Mental Health Policy In Chicago And Illinois

Mental health services
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Mental health services
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Closing The Gap: Mental Health Policy In Chicago And Illinois

For the latest in our series Closing the Gap, Reset is exploring disparities in mental health care and how the coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we think about this issue.

In this interview, we look at how local government — past and present — has handled mental health policy. Plus, Ald. Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez discusses her push to reallocate city dollars away from police and into public mental health services.

GUESTS: Matt Richards, deputy commissioner of behavioral health at Chicago Department of Public Health

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, 33rd Ward