The DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE) represents a unique partnership between Los Angeles County’s Department of Mental Health (DMH) and UCLA’s Division of Population Behavioral Health. In an unprecedented collaboration, these two public institutions have joined forces around a shared mission to improve the wellbeing of Los Angeles County residents.
Working as a team, the COE capitalizes on DMH’s service delivery experience and footprint and UCLA’s interdisciplinary expertise in mental health prevention training, education, and implementation to advance prevention practice and promote wellbeing in the workplace.
The COE’s goal is to optimize and sustain trauma and resilience informed systems that leverage community platforms to deliver high quality services.
Dr. Jonathan Sherin developed the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Prevention Division (PD) to change how Los Angeles County (LAC) engages mental health. Under his direction, DMH has shifted the paradigm of mental health care delivery to include innovative behavioral health promotion, prevention, and screening initiatives.