Summer Symposium: Health, Mental Health & Access: An Ecological Perspective

Webster University’s Institute for Clinical Scholarship will host a summer symposium June 18 that will explore access to mental health programs and how that issue ties into social justice. The event is free, but registration is required.

This symposium is the first of what is planned to be a series of public meetings that will explore “Health, Mental Health & Access: An Ecological Perspective.” Those who attend the symposium may be eligible for educational credit hours that are required to maintain specific licenses and certificates.

Guest speakers at the Summer Symposium include:

  • Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, Director of Health for the City of St. Louis;
  • Dr. Jerrica Ampadu, Associate Professor, Director of We CARE Clinic, and Coordinator for Diversity at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing; 
  • Dr. Lakesha Butler, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy;
  • Bob Hansman, Associate Professor and Civil Rights Activist;
  • Mr. Darrion Cockrell, the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year
  • Kimberly (Kim) Carter, faculty in the social work department at SIUE.

Under the four-year grant, Webster University will partner with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and other community agencies to implement a Clinical Case Management/Ecological model to improve the delivery of mental health services to high-need and underserved populations within the greater Saint Louis region. These underserved communities include Black/African Americans, refugees and immigrants, English Language Learners, low-income, LGBTQ, rural, and others who face cultural, linguistic, and/or economic barriers to health care in the greater St. Louis region.

For more information, or to register for the Summer Symposium, visit


Saturday, June 18 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

Webster University, Various locations on campus - please check the agenda
470 East Lockwood, 63119

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