A Local Public Health Approach to Mental Health Promotion

Cox, Erin MSW, MSPH; Rishoi, Maria

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: March/April 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 202–204
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000311901.95948.2e
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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the national organization Representing local health departments. NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing Resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

This column discusses a local public health approach to promote mental health. This population-based public health approach is concerned with the health of an entire population, including its Relationships with physical, social, and psychological environments.

Erin Cox, MSW, MSPH, is Program Associate, Community Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, District of Columbia.

Maria Rishoi, is Program Assistant, Community Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, District of Columbia.

Corresponding Author: Erin Cox, MSW, MSPH, National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th St, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036 (ecox@naccho.org).

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