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The Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates

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The Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates (ABHA) is an inter-professional workgroup housed within the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Monthly meetings at Grady Hospital include discussion of ongoing initiatives and development of new projects. Past and current efforts have included the drafting of a legislative white paper advocating for increased behavioral health services for patients with complex presentations, educational presentations to the American Psychological Association and the Rollins School of Public Health, and participation in NAMI community events. Currently, ABHA members are preparing additional presentations for conferences, planning a group outing to visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights, engaging in scholarship on behavioral health advocacy training, and developing collaborations with other agencies.

Workgroup membership is open to all faculty (including adjunct), staff, and trainees associated with the department. Interested parties should contact Dr. Nadine Kaslow (nkaslow@emory.edu). Members are welcome to participate by phone if unable to be present and can be involved in ongoing activities even if they unable to make meetings in person or by phone by participating in the email group list.