PDRI fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones has been awarded a Health Policy Research Scholars grant

PDRI fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones, PhD Candidate in Education and Africana Studies has been awarded a Health Policy Research Scholars Grant to address racism through systems and policy change.

Jasmine was awarded this grant to support new research initiatives that will inform systems and/or policy change and make progress towards reducing the harm to individuals, groups, and society from racism. Jasmine’s research will study racism in mental health services through systems and policy change.

This research-to-practice project will address this gap by integrating theatre-based methods into a state-funded cognitive-behavioral therapy training initiative for community mental health clinicians in Washington State. By working within an existing state-funded initiative, we will create and present evidence to decision-makers regarding the impact of these approaches on clinicians’ practice. We are excited to share the findings from this important work soon!

To learn more about Health Policy Research Scholars and RWJF’s other leadership programs, stay in touch about the program, and meet other scholars, www.healthpolicyresearch-scholars.org