Methodology - African Coalition's Village Healing Ways (VHW) Project

ACPHC is a not for profit public benefit corporation with a mission “to improve personal and community health and wellness within the African community by increasing the availability of culturally-relevant physical and mental health services; providing education to reduce the stigma of physical and mental illness among African people; and facilitating social justice through advocacy.”

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African Coalition - Membership Form (2016)

ECMHTE Project

Ethiopian Community Mental Health and Training Education Project

The ECMHTE Project is a joint effort of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) and the African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC) to reduce the stigma of mental illness in the Ethiopian community, and to set a precedent of using culturally appropriate mental health education when working with ethnic communities.

SCMHTE Project

Sierra Leone, Liberian, Guinean Community Mental Health and Training Education Project 

The SCMHTE Project is a joint effort of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) and the African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC) to reduce the stigma of mental illness in the Sierra Leone, Liberian, and Guniean communities. 

Ebola virus disease

Key facts from the World Health Organization WHO website:http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.

The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.

ECMTE Project Completes First – Series of Training

 During the 2nd week of November, volunteer community members gathered in Culver City to undergo the first series of training for the Ethiopian Community Mental Health Training and Education (ECMHTE) Project. Highly distinguished, clinical psychologist, Dr. Tedla Wolde – Giorgis, trained the project volunteers. Dr. Wolde Tedla – Giorgis, is an expert in the delivery of mental health services to African communities and immigrant populations.  The curriculum covered during this first series of training focused on: a) an Overview of Mental Health and b) Common Mental Health Disorders. 

Ethiopian Community Mental Health Training and Education (ECMHTE) Project

The Ethiopian Community Mental Health Training and Education (ECMHTE) Project is a joint effort put forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the African Communities Public Health Coalition, to address the unmet mental health needs of the Los Angeles Ethiopian population in a manner that is culturally acceptable to that community. Many Ethiopian families express concern over a lack of understanding of mental illness, and of how the Los Angeles County mental health system operates.

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