LSU School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jennifer Scott awarded grant for reducing disparities in disaster-related mental health burden

LSU School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jennifer Scott was awarded a grant of $999,992 by National Academies Sciences Engineering Medicine to to adapt, deliver, and assess the efficacy of the adapted Resilience and Coping for the Healthcare Community (RCHC) intervention model.

Jennifer Scott Headshot

Jennifer Scott

Scott's project will focus on reducing disparities in disaster-related mental health burdens and adapting a multilevel intervention to build community-based response. 

The project team consists of Jennifer Scott, LSU School of Social Work, Tara Powell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Leonard (Khalid) Hudson, Together Baton Rouge.

The team plans to a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of the adapted intervention and conduct interviews and group reflections with community facilitators and participants to gain insight into their experiences with the intervention.

For more information, read the news release from National Academies Sciences Engineering Medicine.