Phentermine NLBHA - The National Latino Behavioral Health Association - Community Defined Evidence Project


Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health for Communities of Color:

The Community Defined Evidence Project (CDEP)

A joint initiative between the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) and National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) in association with the Department of Child and Family Studies in the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

The Community Defined Evidence Project offers an important and exciting opportunity to advance the current body of knowledge on community-based practices “that work” for Latino populations. By developing an evidence base that uses cultural and/or community indices, we hope to influence the research and evaluation agenda, as well as policymakers and funding agencies, to implement and use innovative community-based practices to reduce disparities and improve availability, quality, and outcomes of behavioral health care for all individuals and families.


For More Information on CDEP Contact:

Linda M. Callejas, M.A., Ph.D.

Project Director
Phone: (813) 974-4651
Fax: (813) 974-7563

This project is funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.