Examining Public Health Roles in Mental Health Delivery

Year: 2014
Funding: Pre and Post-doctoral Scholar in Public Health Delivery Award (PPS-PHD)
Status: Completed


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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. 

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Jonathan Purtle
Drexel University