About the Initiative on Integration of Physical and Mental Health Services for People with Serious Mental Illness
To understand and improve the physical health and health care of racial/ethnic minorities with serious mental illness [SMI]. To achieve these goals, our work focuses on three areas:
- Detecting physical health and health care disparities.
- Understanding determinants of disparities at the patient, provider, and system levels.
- Developing culturally appropriate interventions to eliminate racial and ethnic health and health care disparities among people with SMI.
- Community Assessment Project
- Implementing Health Care Intervention for Hispanics with Serious Mental Illness
- Health and Wellness Photovoice Project
- Testing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Peer-led Group Lifestyle Balance Program in Supportive Housing Agencies
- Promoting Oral Health in Diverse Populations with Serious Mental Illness
We invite you to read our periodic report, Cultural Competence Matters relating to this topic: “Culturally competent smoking cessation interventions for people with serious mental illness.” You may see all of our reports here: Cultural Competence Matters.
To see an alphabetical list of the projects that are being conducted as part of our research initiatives, please click here: Research projects at CECC