Antelope Valley & LA County Partnerships
We work closely with Ohana Center on various initiatives locally and globally, such as our Health Disparities for People of Color online workshop. Our team supports their Operation Hydration program, distributing water bottles to unhoused families in the park on hot days to prevent heat stroke and dehydration-related illnesses. We also support the development of Ohana Center's forthcoming mental health coping skills iPhone and Android app.
In July 2021 we began supporting Salva Organization's food box distributions in Palmdale. Members of the MHF operations staff team including our executive director have been helping hand out food boxes, greet families seeking food assistance with a warm welcome, and clean up. We've provided volunteers to help as well, mentoring them to understand the importance of this work. We supported the Hispanic Heritage Celebration by providing free blood pressure readings and signups for free health yoga workshops for underserved families.
National & International Partnerships
Brown University Human-Computer Interaction Group & Warren Alpert Medical School
We're collaborating with Prof. Jeff Huang and the Brown University Human-Computer Interaction group, a research group that brings together undergraduate, master's, Ph.D. students, and postdocs from computer science, psychology, statistics, and user experience. Their group has several research projects centered around mental health.
Through our partnership we are exploring how to bring their cutting-edge mental health apps and software for free to at-risk youth, including homeless students, foster students, low-income families, struggling students of color, and others in need of emotional support during these difficult times of isolation.