Mental Health and Chronic Illness

The Houston/Harris County Integrated Healthcare Workgroup for Serious and Chronic Illness, launched in 2011, facilitated formal discussion among local chronic disease affiliate organizations in order to create an action plan for addressing the mental health needs of their constituencies as part of an integrated approach to care. MHA will continue to work with local chronic disease affiliate organizations to implement the action plan, which includes training for health organization staff, training for mental health professionals and caregiver education.

The workgroup also offers a variety of free educational brochures on depression and serious and chronic illnesses such as:

  • Depression and Stroke
  • Depression and Diabetes
  • Depression and Heart Disease
  • Depression and HIV/AIDS
  • Depression and Chronic Pain

To order a brochure, CLICK HERE.

 

To participate in the Houston/Harris County Integrated Healthcare Workgroup for Serious and Chronic Illness, please contact:

Alejandra Posada, Director of Education and Training

Tiffany Ross, Education and Training Program Manager

 

Participating Organizations:

AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.

The ALS Association

Alzheimer’s Association

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

Arthritis Foundation, Houston Branch

Down Syndrome Association of Houston

Easter Seals – Greater Houston

Epilepsy Foundation

Houston Area Parkinson Society

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Lupus Foundation of America

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

National Hemophilia Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society