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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated

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Global Mental Health @Harvard Archive

Five Questions with Global Mental Health Experts: A conversation with Professor Arthur Kleinman

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student, Davy Deng, interviews Dr. Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University and Chair of the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Advisory Group. Davy Deng:You are known as one of the world’s leading experts on global mental health, particularly in East Continue reading [...]

Announcing: Mental Health Care Leadership Champions – A Three-Program Certificate of Specialization

The unmet needs for care for mental health problems have always been large; they have only increased during the current pandemic. Mental Health Care Leadership Champions will help narrow this gap by training and mentoring forward-thinking leaders. For more information visit: Mental Health Care Leadership Champions Program EMPOWERING LEADERS FOR IMPROVED HEALTH OUTCOMES The Certificate Continue reading [...]

Grand Challenges Canada funded project to scale up peer supervision for delivery of psychological treatments – Collaboration between GMH@Harvard’s Project EMPOWER, Dimagi, Sangath and the University of Toronto

Written by: Ankita Shah, Program Coordinator, Sangath Bhopal HubEdited by: Juliana Restivo, Program Coordinator, Harvard Medical School “Our experience today reinforced that ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) have the potential to revolutionize mental healthcare. Their interpersonal skills were heart-warming and their strong ties to the community form the needed foundation to deliver accessible, patient-centered care. Continue reading [...]

GMH@Harvard’s Project EMPOWER completes evidence-based psychological treatment pilot training in India

Written by: Udita Joshi, Research Coordinator, Sangath Bhopal Hub Edited by: Juliana Restivo, Program Coordinator, Harvard Medical School Project EMPOWER (India) completes pilot training of more than 40 community health workers in Gujarat, India to provide evidence-based psychological treatment According to the latest survey by WHO, COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted critical mental health services in Continue reading [...]

“Reimagining Mental Health Care” – Dr. Vikram Patel Joins the Care Transitions Today Podcast for a Special Bonus Episode

Is care coordination the missing piece to combatting the mental health crisis? A top mental health expert joins the podcast dedicated to successful care coordination to review how intertwined these subjects are, or should, be. ACMA Podcast Page: acmaweb.org/podcast Podcast Platform Links: Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify The United States has devoted more Continue reading [...]

GMH@Harvard: Genes, Equity, and the Biggest Neuropsychiatric Genetics Study in Africa

Over the next few weeks, GMH@Harvard will be featuring a five-part series on the largest mental health genetics study in Africa and the project’s corresponding training initiatives. The study and training efforts are a collaboration between scientists in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Boston at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. The series explores issues of equity, ethics, building the next generation of psychiatric geneticists, and what it takes to recruit more than 35,000 people. See the first video installation below: Continue reading [...]

Time to Invest in Mental Health Part 3: Why Investing in Mental Health Pays Dividends: A Case for Individuals, Society, and Funders

This unprecedented global pandemic has significantly affected many people's mental health and restricted access to care for those with existing mental health conditions. The mental health impacts of COVID-19 include everything from increased anxiety and fear about the spread of the virus, loss of social networks, stressful experiences of healthcare workers on the frontlines, and a higher risk of substance use. Despite these significant impacts, mental health has not been at the forefront of global health funding. Continue reading [...]