Neighborhood perceptions of behavioral health: Formative research in designing a community-based counseling program
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Assess barriers to behavioral health services in a neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Identify existing sources of social support for residents with behavioral and emotional health concerns. Identify the perceived etiology of behavioral health problems from the perspective of West Philadelphia residents. Assess community comfort with a proposed community counseling program co-located at an existing student-run health clinic.
Keyword(s): Mental Health Services, Access to Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Social Work Coordinator at a student-run health clinic in West Philadelphia. I am currently developing the clinicâs co-located community counseling program with the assistance of University of Pennsylvania faculty and community leaders, and I have presented on developing community partnerships at national and international conferences. As a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health candidate, my professional interests focus on increasing access to behavioral health and primary care services.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.