Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity and Social Justice Conference

The 2024 Conference Registration is Now Open!

The 5th annual Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity & Social Justice Conference (RESJ) will be on September 26-27, 2024.

The two half-day virtual conference unites a variety of individuals from the Washington state behavioral health community and beyond. They come together to exchange information, perspectives, best practices, and policies aimed at promoting equity and social justice in the behavioral health field and our communities.

The RESJ conference is designed to empower individuals and teams who want to advance health equity and support diversity, inclusion, and belonging in behavioral health care. Conference attendees include behavioral healthcare staff, program and clinical leaders, people with lived experience, family members, peers, policy makers, public and non-profit employees, and general community members.

The goal of the conference is to provide a learning and sharing experience that expands knowledge, promotes partnerships, and brings behavioral health systems closer to equity. The conference is an opportunity to connect with others and join in meaningful conversations about healing racial trauma, dismantling systemic racism, and combating social injustices through the lens of mental health and substance use issues.

Dates, Cost and Continuing Education

Thursday, September 26, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (PT)
Friday, September 27, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (PT)

The conference is virtual and free to attend.
CE certificates will be available.

The conference is convened by the UW Medicine Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center and is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority. The conference’s collaborative planning committee includes thought leaders and experts in the fields of health equity, race, social justice, and behavioral health throughout Washington state.

If you have any questions about the conference, please email us at

To view recordings from the conference’s previous four years, visit Past Events.