C3EN researcher Neda Laiteerapong pioneers efforts to improve screening for mental health issues through online screening tools; new study in partnership with Melissa Duplantis, chief behavioral health officer of Chicago Family Health Centers, funded to screen for PTSD on Chicago’s south side
C3EN is delighted to announce that Activity and Recreation in Communities for Health (ARCH), led by Brad Appelhans, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and C3EN Investigator Development Core co-director, in partnership with Paris Thomas, executive director of Equal Hope, a Chicago not-for-profit organization focused on eliminating health inequities, has received funding from NIH to study a novel approach to reducing depressive symptoms and lowering cardiometabolic risk.
The ecosystem here in Chicago is so unique, and the community development world is such a strong rich world. I want our community-based organizations like GAGDC to play more of a key strategic role just as our great colleges and universities and health systems have.
Everything in life, it’s all a group project—nothing is done best completely and totally alone when there are outcomes that impact us all.
On August 30, NBC Chicago featured Pilot Awardee Saria Lofton’s Food Is Medicine project — watch here