MIHDP Partners

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program

The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) was developed jointly by BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement. The program is supervised by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The ultimate goal of the GRHOP is to inform residents of targeted communities about their own health and provide access, now and in the future, to skilled frontline healthcare providers supported by networks of specialists knowledgeable in addressing physical, environmental, and behavioral and mental health needs, thereby improving the resilience of the targeted communities to future health challenges.


Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project

The Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project (MBHCP) is implemented by a coalition of four Universities, one of which is the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work. The MBHCP aims to provide much needed mental and behavioral health care and longer-term capacity-building resources to improve the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities in targeted areas, advance models of integrated mental and behavioral health care within primary care, provide supportive therapeutic and strength based mental and behavioral health services and increase the mental and behavioral health expertise of health professionals in targeted communities and increase awareness by local communities of mental and behavioral health issues.