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Conversation with Dr. D.J. Ida about the problems associated with mental health

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Our Guest: Dr. D.J. Ida has over thirty years experience working with the Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.   She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado and has played an active role in establishing various organizations including the Asian American Educational Opportunity Program on the Boulder campus of CU; the Asian Pacific Development Center, a specialty mental health clinic in Denver; the National Asian American, Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, NAAPIMHA, of which she now serves as Executive Director and the National Alliance of Multi-ethnic Behavioral Health Associations in Baltimore, MD. 


Dr. Ida has served on numerous boards at the national, state and local levels including the U.S. Dept Health Human Services’ SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services’ National Advisory Council,  Mental Health America,  the Annapolis Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce Education, the National Alliance of Multi-ethnic Behavioral Health Associations, the Hogg Foundation on Mental Health,  the UC Davis School of Medicine Center for Eliminating Health Disparities, the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health at the University of South Florida and the Colorado Governor’s Asian Advisory Council.  As a member of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans NCAPA), she works closely with other national organizations addressing key issues facing Asian Americans Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to bring the voice of mental health to the table.