Audrey Fell assisted with efforts related to the Health Neighborhood Initiative under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Wells. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University in 2009 and her Masters of Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles in 2015.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved as part of the overall County Strategic Plan, a Health Neighborhood Initiative under the leadership of the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health and Health Services, to support integration/coordination of services for shared clients with behavioral health problems such as depression while also addressing one or more, community-prioritized social determinants of health/mental health. This program is based partially on the approach and findings of the Community Partners in Care study of the Center for Health Services and Society. The new Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, will partner with Los Angeles County and community-based agencies to develop and evaluate the pilot phase of this initiative.