Mental Health

At PHI, we’re committed to improving community health, including 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 bring public health and mental health practitioners together to build healthier, resilient communities.

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Screenshot from video: Nafisa Fai, from PHI's Tracing Health contact tracing program, discusses the real mental health impacts of COVID-19, and how PHI's contact tracers are trained to provide intervention, support and resources to those at risk.

COVID-19 has real mental health impacts across communities. Nafisa Fai, from PHI’s Tracing Health contact tracing program, shares why PHI’s contact tracers are trained to provide intervention, support and resources to those at risk.

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Wildfires & Extreme Heat: Resources to Protect Yourself & Your Community

Communities across the U.S. and around the world are grappling with dangerous wildfires and extreme heat. These threats disrupt and uproot communities and pose serious risks to environmental and community health—from rising temperatures, unhealthy air pollutants, water contamination and more. Find PHI tools, resources and examples to help communities take action and promote climate safety, equity and resiliency.

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