On Jan. 12, Aaron Hicks and Michael Koenigs, PhD, will present on their community-academic partnership addressing mental health and incarceration. Koenigs is a professor in the UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry. Hicks is the reentry coordinator for the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, a Madison-area community organization focused on post-incarceration reentry and neighborhood economic development. For the past three years, Hicks and Koenigs have worked together to identify barriers and opportunities for improving mental health and wellbeing among currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. Their efforts have been centered around the input of a community advisory board composed of individuals with lived experience of incarceration. Hicks and Koenigs will present on the development of their partnership, the lessons they’ve learned, their ongoing collaborative research projects, and future opportunities for UW-Madison to play a more substantial role in addressing health inequities in the community. Register via Zoom to attend the presentation.
The presentation is part of the DRISS series, an interactive, monthly lunchtime seminar for UW-Madison faculty, staff, students, and community members to learn about the growing science of dissemination and implementation research and practice. Enhance your knowledge and skills, share experiences, and develop connections with others in this community for your future work. Each seminar will feature a 40-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of interactive discussion. DRISS occurs every second Friday of the academic year at noon. Seminars are open to all, and participants can receive credit for attendance through the Department of Population Health.