Funding: Pre and Post-doctoral Scholar in Public Health Delivery Award (PPS-PHD)
Mental health promotion is integral to continued improvements in population health. Although mental health is recognized as a public health priority at federal, state, and local levels, limited public health system research has focused on mental health issues. This project investigates the ways in which local public health agencies address mental health issues in their communities using results of the 2013 NACCHO Profile Survey, and focuses on the types of relationships that exist between these agencies and other governmental and community-based service providers. The project identifies barriers and facilitators that public health agencies face in addressing mental health needs.
- Factors Perceived as Influencing Local Health Department Involvement in Mental Health (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published ahead of print, November 2016)
- Local Health Departments’ Level of Engagement in Population Mental Health Promotion (Frontiers in PHSSR, February 2016)
- Prevalence and correlates of local health department activities to address mental health in the United States (Preventive Medicine, November 2015)
- Establishing the Empirical Foundation for Mental Health-focused Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR Research in Progress Webinar, June 2015 recording)
- What Do Local Health Departments Do To Address Population Mental Health? (Poster presentation, PHSSR Keeneland Conference, April 2015)
- Do local health departments engage in population-based mental illness prevention activities? (APHA Annual Meeting, November 2015)