Black Girl Health Foundations Minds Matter Harrisburg is a program in partnership with The Dauphin County Library System that is designed to reach out to 92 of color in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health Foundation BGHF has already hosted a very successful in-person iteration of Minds Matter in Harrrisburg, PA with the support of the Dauphin County Library System, and we have Minds Matter - NOLA scheduled to take place October 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic; a lack of certainty about the end or extension of quarantining and social distancing requirements; and civil unrest, offering digital mental health literacy couldnt be more timely and crucial. BGHF is prepared to transition Minds Matter into a series of digital workshops; a video/streaming event will air live on social media via a special Black Girl Health BGH Minds Matter Harrisburg Facebook Group, and a recorded version will be hosted on The Dauphin County Library System of Pennsylvania's website. Both the BGHF College Ambassador and workshop participants will learn how the NLM resource MedlinePlus is a powerful tool for learning about and managing mental health. While the campaign and workshops increase access to mental health information, the evaluations obtained at the close of workshops may provide valuable biomedical information pertaining to the mental health beliefs and concerns of a historically underserved demographic.

Project Details

Organization Name

Black Girl Health Foundation

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Public health
Project Lead

Porcha Johnson

Start Date
November 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health