Mental Health Advocacy Working Group Formed for Crisis-Affected Populations

Posted on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 16:56 pm

Earlier today, HIAS joined with other refugee advocacy groups for the first Mental Health Advocacy Working Group meeting. Co-chaired by the International Medical Corps and the Center for Victims of Torture, the working group aims to leverage the clinical and policy-related expertise and assets of member organizations to develop coordinated policy, educational, and advocacy initiatives. These activities are aimed at advancing the prioritization, quality, and availability of mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian, transition, and development settings with the U.S. government and multilateral agencies.

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