During the 2024 Ethnic Media Health Reporting Collaborative, comprised of California ethnic media outlets and journalists, Senior Clinical Director Glenn Masuda, PhD, spoke on the Mental Health Needs in Diverse California Panel at USC Annenberg. Among many mental health topics, Masuda focused on Pacific Clinics’ Asian Pacific Family Center’s (APFC) work with youth and gang prevention, in addition to mental health stigmas in the Asian American Pacific Islander and immigrant community.
The panel was attended by about 40 journalists from around the state, including Asian American News, Black Voices, Korea Daily, Sacramento Observer, Univision and World Journal.
“It was an honor to speak to so many media outlets about the important work we do at APFC and the many changes happening in the industry today,” says Masuda. “I look forward to more media coverage on mental and behavioral health to help educate and eliminate stigmas in the community. I was also gratified to hear from some individual journalists that wanted to learn more about success stories from our clients and the importance of early intervention and prevention work.”