Community Mental Health Worker Program – Iraq

Heartland Alliance is working with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) to develop a cost-effective, efficacious treatment intervention for traumatic stress, specifically focusing on victims of torture in rural areas, that can be implemented by healthcare workers without extensive formal mental health training. The project also seeks to improve the mental health status of persons in these areas suffering from PTSD, major depression and other sequelae of trauma related to serious human rights violations. The project builds on the network of Ministry of Health Community Mental Health Workers (CMHWs) that Heartland Alliance has established in ten of Iraq’s eighteen Governorates, concentrating on torture treatment but also providing basic primary mental health care. In consultation with JHSPH, Heartland Alliance is working to strengthen the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government Ministries of Health in their management of the CMHW network.

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Phone number: 312.660.1356
E-mail address: international@heartlandalliance.org

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Iraq

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