Project & Articles:
A National Institutes of Health American Recovery Act Limited Competition proposal with Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
Building a Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research
(RC4) Project which establishes a culturally appropriate interface between African Americans and research through community barbershops and beauty salons.
A research article examining comparative effectiveness evaluation findings from a high school versus college-level peer education program among African-American youth.
In partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, James P. Griffin, Jr., Ph.D., and Lawrence Mkondya, M.P.H.
Adverse Features of the Built Environment as a Social Determinant of Mental Health
publication date Dec 2014 publication description Social Determinants of Mental Health: How Societal Problems Cause and Sustain Mental Illness. Todman, L. & Holliday, C., Editors Shim and Compton (Book chapter) American Psychiatric Publishing. Call to Action by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher
Transforming Global Thinking: Measuring Happiness and Population Well-Being
publication date Jul 2013 publication description Gemeinschaftsgefühl, Magazine of The Adler School of Professional Psychology. Holliday, C.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policy Guidance: A Mental Health Impact Assessment
publication date Apr 2013 publication description Special Report: Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler School of Professional Psychology
publication description This report is the culmination of an 18-month study examining how changes in federal law regarding the use of arrest records in employment decisions would affect Chicago’s underserved Englewood neighborhood. The report also details the Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) process employed at the Institute on Social Exclusion at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, constituting an important advance and contribution to the practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA).
It is common for U.S. policy makers to consider factors like the natural environment, human physical health, and economic impact in their decision-making processes. However, assessments that evaluate psychological or mental health impacts are rare, despite the fact that mental health is an essential element of healthy communities.
The MHIA process is intended help policy makers assess how changes in public policy may help or harm the mental health of communities, especially the most vulnerable. It is also a useful tool in helping to narrow health inequities, and will become increasingly important in light of dwindling mental health resources and support. Conducting an MHIA can help ensure that policies that are implemented will help reduce health inequities, and improve the health and wellbeing of communities and the nation.