A critical shortage of specialist providers has impaired access to mental health care in the U.S. and around the world. The EMPOWER program addresses that crisis with digital tools to support community health workers and nonspecialists in delivering high-quality, evidence-based care for depression and other mental disorders.
Pioneered in India and rigorously evaluated, EMPOWER trains, supports, and builds skills to develop a cadre of frontline mental health providers. This event will examine the EMPOWER model as the program is being scaled up in India and rolled out in several community-based settings in Texas.
Natali Carmio, project manager, EMPOWER
John Naslund, instructor of global health and social medicine, Harvard Medical School, and co-director, Mental Health for All Lab
Katherine Sanchez, director, Patient and Community Engaged Research Center, and Baylor Scott and White Research Institute director of diversity and inclusiveness in research
Jina Moore Ngarambe, managing editor, Harvard Public Health
This event is one in a multipart series pairing discussions from The Studio with journalism from Harvard Public Health to examine mental health programs across the U.S. that deliver real results.