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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. 

Support for Resilient Baton Rouge is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with fiscal sponsorship from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

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.
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