Baton Rouge agency given funds for mental health

July 13, 2017 by  

The Humana Foundation recently awarded the Capital Area Human Services of Baton Rouge additional money to help in the treatment of people with issues related to mental health.

Jan Kasofsky, Ph.D., Executive Director of Capital Area Human Services, said that the organization had received more than $100,000 to assist in its efforts to increase life expectancies and improve physical health outcomes for adults with serious mental illnesses, including anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression.

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor of Baton Rouge, added her support, saying that the mental health of the people of the parish should receive the attention it deserves.

The funds will be used for the Total Health Program, a peer-led group that will focus on integrated behavioral and primary healthcare services, including nutrition and health education, instructor-led fitness classes, smoking cessation, and support groups.

The Humana Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., which is making Baton Rouge one of its priorities as part of its Bold Goal Initiative to make the community 20% healthier by 2020. It looks to address the barriers and root causes that prevent people from being as healthy as they could.

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