Infographic: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast
A new article published in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice describes strategies used to collectively enhance the impact of four state-specific Mental Behavioral Health Capacity Projects and shares lessons learned from a multistate collaborative effort, flexibly designed to meet a shared mission. Author Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and colleagues, found the Collective Impact (CI) model, with an emphasis on coordination among existing organizations, stakeholders, and the public, to be an effective guidepost to facilitate sustainable change. Read the report, “Four States, Four Projects, One Mission: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast.”
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at University of South Alabama. She has 25 years’ experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has amassed over 120 peer-reviewed publications in her role as a scientist and professor. The majority of these publications focus on her longstanding interests in relationship and family violence (eg, stalking, rape, physical abuse, and the intergenerational transmission of relationship behaviors), and adolescent risky, unhealthy, suicidal, and/or life-diminishing behaviors. Her most recent research is community-based, focused on under-served and disadvantaged populations, and occurs while integrating mental and behavioral health care into primary care and school settings. In particular, implementing, evaluating, and educating others to provide evidence-based, solution-focused and resiliency-enhancing interventions is a priority.