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Shelina Cantrelle Davis

Bloomberg Fellow

Shelina is a public health social worker who operates at the intersection of public health, mental health and addictions, and health equity and social justice; and is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential for health and wellness. She serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) where she advances its mission of leading and partnering with communities to ensure everyone has just and fair opportunities to be healthy and well. Working closely with LPHI staff and partners, Shelina leads the organization’s mental health and addictions body of work. This body of work includes increasing community mental health and addictions awareness through the Greater New Orleans Mental Health First Aid Collective; supporting mental health and addictions policy and payment reform efforts through the Louisiana and Mississippi Delta Center initiative; and coordinating and convening community members to identify and implement innovative solutions our most pressing mental health and addictions prevention, treatment, and recovery needs.

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and well-being of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the State in all nine Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regions. LPHI accomplishes its goals at the local, state, and national levels alongside over 500 partner organizations, which include communities, community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a diverse group of additional stakeholders. LPHI’s impact is felt across the state as it leverages staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health.

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