Conducting a health impact assessment to address mental health issues in Chicago's Englewood community

The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America is to explore the social and economic factors that affect health (e.g., poverty, education, housing) to lead to changes in national, state and local policies, and promote private-sector initiatives that will reduce health inequities among Americans.This particular grant project will advance the practice of health impact assessments (HIAs) by adding mental health as a focus. Typically, HIAs have focused on physical health. By adding mental health, this project will ensure that HIAs are accounting for all of the potential health impacts--physical and mental--of a proposed project or policy. The key deliverable will be a mental-health-focused HIA conducted in the Englewood community, in Chicago.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 12/7/2010

Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Grant Number: 68475


Adler School of Professional Psychology

17 North Dearborn
Chicago, 60602-4310


Lynn C. Todman
Project Director