Field of Work: Integrating behavioral and primary health care
Problem Synopsis: Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent breach of the levee system caused catastrophic damage to the health care infrastructure and workforce in the New Orleans metropolitan area. This loss converged with elevated rates of mental illness to seriously challenge the delivery of local primary care and behavioral health care services.
Synopsis of the Work: The project team supported the learning collaborative through five didactic and interactive workshops, five roundtables and one-on-one technical assistance with national experts via conference calls and in-person visits.
Key Results: An evaluation measured outcomes, examined challenges and identified lessons.