Sheila Savannah is the director of mental health and wellbeing at Prevention Institute, where she provides leadership on health equity, mental health, and violence prevention. In her leadership role on mental health, she focuses on its intersection with community resilience, and the social determinants of health, with projects aimed at improving outcomes for boys and men of color, and addressing trauma through a public health approach to early childhood development. Previous to her current position, Sheila was a division manager with the Houston Public Health Department.
Building mental health and wellbeing for men and boys
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- MARCUS AURELIUS