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BGHF Minds Matter- Harrisburg

Black Girl Health Foundation’s “Minds Matter Harrisburg” is a program in partnership with The Dauphin County Library System that is designed to reach out to women of color in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health Foundation (BGHF) has already hosted a very successful in-person iteration of Minds Matter in Harrrisburg, PA with the support of the Dauphin County Library System, and we have Minds Matter - NOLA scheduled to take place October 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic; a lack of certainty about the end or extension of quarantining and social distancing requirements; and civil unrest, offering digital mental health literacy couldn’t be more timely and crucial. BGHF is prepared to transition Minds Matter into a series of digital workshops; a video/streaming event will air live on social media via a special Black Girl Health (BGH) ‘Minds Matter Harrisburg’ Facebook Group, and a recorded version will be hosted on The Dauphin County Library System of Pennsylvania's website. Both the BGHF College Ambassador and workshop participants will learn how the NLM resource “MedlinePlus” is a powerful tool for learning about and managing mental health. While the campaign and workshops increase access to mental health information, the evaluations obtained at the close of workshops may provide valuable biomedical information pertaining to the mental health beliefs and concerns of a historically underserved demographic.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Women
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Porcha Johnson
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19994
Funding Period:
Nov 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded