BH WELL Receives Funding to Assess Impact of Long-Acting Injectables on Psychiatric Treatment Outcomes

Please join us in congratulating Zim Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CTTS for his success in receiving a two year $383,440 State of Kentucky Department of Medicaid award entitled, "Assessing the Impact of Long-Acting Injectables (LAIs) on Psychiatric Treatment Outcomes Among Medicaid Recipients". As many of you are aware, people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, face many challenges related to accessing community mental health services and adherence to medication regimen.

Patient-Centered Care Helps Overcome Mental Illness and Tobacco Use

Dr. Zim Okoli is featured in the Lexington Herald-Leader and UKNOW discussing a central focus of his research on patients with mental illness and nicotine use. He highlights the need to have a patient-centered care approach. Read the full 2015 article, “Patient-Centered Care Helps Overcome Mental Illness and Tobacco Use."