Tony Jackson Leads DiscussionDr. Tony Jackson (Skyline College Psychology Department) closes-in on his first year of service with the Alameda County African American Steering Committee for Health and Wellness (AASCHW). Dr. Jackson was selected to serve on the AASCHW of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services in May of 2015.  He has been an active member of the committee participating in a number of decisions regarding culturally relevant methodology and funding as well as participating in several community health forums.

The AASCHW has as its mission, dedication to ensuring that Alameda County’s Behavioral Health Care system provides quality, culturally responsive, integrated care that is delivered in an honoring and respectful manner to African American consumers, family members and the community-at-large.

The vision of the AASCHW is to have a Behavioral Health Care System where African Americans are equal partners with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and are always included in the decision-making process that creates, designs, develops, and implements policies, procedures and services for their community.

In the next year, Dr. Jackson anticipates the committee making important decisions around guiding praxis within the African American mental health community.

Article by Pcyeta Stroud | Photos by GG Crowder, Janny Castillo