Register for the next LaVerne Gallman Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing and engage with Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, APRN, PMH-CNS, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan Specialty Track at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Dr. Barbara Warren’s area of focus is interrelated perspectives of mental health, wellness and illness in the context of culture, inclusion and healthcare disparities in relation to individuals, communities and populations.
Thank you for being a part of the biggest mental health awareness event in Central Texas!
Every dollar raised supports NAMI’s mission to help people and families affected by mental illness–here and across the country. Together, we are making a difference!
By taking part in NAMIWalks Austin event, we became a part of NAMI’s national movement to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. We joined thousands of teams and tens of thousands of participants at close to 100 different walk sites to raise upwards of 12 million dollars in unrestricted funds for NAMI state organizations and local affiliates this year. This money will be used by NAMI in our community to host education programs and support groups, provide mental health trainings, and advocate for access to services.
The Rehoboth Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and UT Austin School of Nursing NAMI team raised $1,100.00, 220% of our goal. We had 25 walkers registered online and at least 28-30 walkers at the event. Thank you to our team leader, Dr. Shalonda Horton, nurse practitioner, Tara Hutson, church lay health workers and volunteers!
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.
Join us, on 10 October, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.
Become a NAMIWalks Hero. Join our team for the 2019 NAMIWalks event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
On April 3, 2019, Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN along with members of Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School and other leaders in community health held an education session for legislators and aides at the Capitol to inform them about the crucial work Community Health Workers and Promotores do to improve the health and lives of our diverse communities. On March 26, 2019, Representative Evelina Ortega introduced HB2091 to categorize services provided by a Promotora or Community Health Worker under the STAR Medicaid managed care program as a quality improvement cost instead of an administrative expense.
On April 8, 2019, First Lady Cecilia Abbott honored hundreds of promotores and community health workers (CHWs) from across Texas as she read the Proclamation to recognize April 8th as Community Health Worker Day on the South Steps of the Capitol building in Austin. In addition, both the Texas Senate and the Texas House of State Representatives of the 86th Legislature have issued Resolutions recognizing the 20th anniversary of Promotores and Community Health Workers. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott is the first Governor in the nation to issue a Proclamation acknowledging the dedicated service of Promotores and Community Health Workers.
The 2019 St. David’s CHPR 17th Annual Conference on “Self-Management of Chronic Conditions: Building Science” was held on February 27, 2019. The table below provides a list of speakers and available presentations, in PowerPoint format.