COVID-19 and contextual adaptations to Community-based psychosocial interventions for trauma-Impacted communities
The Implementation Science Collaborative launched the first webinar in its MHPSS series entitled: Accelerating Evidence to Use in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Policy and Programming.” This webinar series is supported by the HEARD Project, managed by University Research Co., LLC. and co-hosted by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH), and East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC).
The webinar featured a discussion on the use of pilot and formative research in the design and adaptation of community-based psychosocial interventions, especially in response to COVID-19. It highlighted case studies of promising approaches, lessons learned, best practices, and expert panel perspectives from the work of Heartland Alliance International, HIAS, and War Child in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Jordan.