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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 include discussion of ongoing initiatives and development of new projects. Past and current efforts have included developing and disseminating a voting initiative, providing a mentoring program for undergraduate students of color, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, providing educational presentations locally and nationally, drafting a legislative white paper advocating for increased behavioral health services for patients with complex presentations, engaging in scholarship on behavioral health advocacy training, participating in community behavioral health advocacy events, developing collaborations to other agencies, and visiting relevant organizations (e.g., Center for Civil and Human Rights).

Workgroup membership is open to all faculty (including adjunct), staff, and trainees associated with the department. Interested parties should contact Dr. Nadine Kaslow ( Members are welcome to participate in ongoing activities even if they unable to make meetings.