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Mental Health

At PHI, we’re committed to improving community health, including understanding the connections to mental health. Mental health is a public health and racial equity issue—our mental health is shaped by a myriad of factors, including community conditions stemming from systemic inequities. On both the individual and systemic levels, many strategies to improve physical and population health also can have positive impacts on mental health. Our programs research these connections; provide trainings to support people, institutions and entire communities to be better equipped in addressing mental health needs; and devise strategies to bridge the gaps between public health and mental health efforts to build healthier, resilient communities for all.

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  • 18k people reached through social media with mental health resources for Asian American youth
  • 5 hrs of mental health & trauma-informed training for Tracing Health contact tracers
  • 2k people certified in Mental Health First Aid by Cypress Resilience Project in its first year

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New PHI Study on Breakthrough Infection Shows Steep Vaccine Efficacy Decline Over Six Months

A PHI study in the journal Science analyzed COVID infection by vaccination status among 780,225 Veterans. Researchers found that protection against any COVID-19 infection declined for all vaccine types, with overall vaccine protection declining from 87.9% in February to 48.1% by October 2021.

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