Resilient Baton Rouge provides funding, training, tools and a workspace for collaborators to focus on disaster-related complications through a partnership of community members, health services providers, community organizations, government, and academic participants that can encourage and support improved mental health services for disaster-impacted communities.
Resilient Baton Rouge builds upon successful models of community-based networks responding to behavioral health challenges implemented in South Louisiana post-Katrina, in Los Angeles, and other communities across the country. Resilient Baton Rouge is powered by community-based and academic stakeholders, including representatives from the national Community and Patient Powered Research Network (CPPRN), a participatory collaborative with 10+ years of practice in implementing community-engaged, culturally tailored interventions focused on improving behavioral health.
Resilient Baton Rouge is a new initiative to build resilience of flood-impacted communities in the Baton Rouge area
We seek to:
- Increase the capacity of community health providers and community based organizations to serve the flood-impacted community
- Support collaborative efforts around training local community residents and leaders in mental health screenings and support, data-sharing for better patient support, and coalition building for long-term resilience
- We also work with non-profit organizations and partners that provide a multitude of healthcare services to the people of Baton Rouge.