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No additional registrations are possible since the event is oversubscribed. To sign up for updates on the Equal Chance at Mental Health Framework, please visit www.mentalhealthframework.org.

Event Details

Key takeaways at the summit include:

  • Identifying the unique mental health challenges students of color may face on campus.
  • An overview of what many colleges and universities are currently doing to support the emotional well-being of students of color.
  • A firm understanding of the expert recommendations developed by The Steve Fund and JED.
  • Opportunities to provide feedback on the framework and discuss ideas for implementation.
  • Approaches for evaluating current programs and applying the learnings to your institution to help improve support for the mental health of students of color.

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12:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Opening Remarks

1:10 p.m.     Making the Case

An overview of the current status of student of color mental health at U.S. colleges and universities and the need for expert recommendations to guide strategies to address unmet needs.

1:25 p.m.    Presenting The Steve Fund and JED’s “Equal Chance at Mental Health” Framework

Presentation of the framework for improving support of the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color at colleges and universities.

Presented by:

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Ph.D., MHSc
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center
Senior Scientific Advisor, The Steve Fund

Victor Schwartz, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, JED

2:10 p.m.    Panel Discussion: Expert Perspectives

A panel of four higher-education senior leaders will provide their expert input on the “Equal Chance at Mental Health” Framework.


Dr. John DeGioia
President, Georgetown University

Dr. Robert L. Caret
Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
President, Morehouse College

Dr. Belinda S. Miles
President, Westchester Community College

3:10 p.m.    Break

Networking and refreshments

3:25 p.m.    Attendee Discussion: Feedback & Implementation

A facilitated discussion for conference attendees to provide additional expert input on the framework and to share practical tips on implementing the recommendations on campuses.

4:25 p.m.    Next Steps Discussion

Panelists and attendees review further actions planned for the “Equal Chance at Mental Health” Framework.

4:40 p.m.    Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.    Adjourn

Event hosted and content provided by The Steve Fund and JED.

This project is underwritten by the Morgan Stanley Foundation.