Welcome from Executive Director
It is such a pleasure to invite you to discover our work to enhance behavioral health through applying evidence-based approaches in navigating the complexities of living and learning environments in which mental illnesses and substance use disorders persist.
Our BH WELL team is comprised of invested providers and researchers who bring unique perspectives on addressing environmental (personal, social, structural, physical) influences on individual behaviors that may adversely promote or exacerbate mental illnesses and addictions. At the heart of our research and evidence-based practice is the question of how to promote WELLNESS, not merely mitigating disorders.
So, we welcome those of similar aspirations to partner with us in enhancing our evidence base through developing, testing, and delivering novel tailored and targeted programs to ultimately prevent illness and promote wellness among those affected by environmental factors that result in disordered behaviors.
- Zim Okoli PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN, NCTTP