Tamanna Patel, MPH

Director, PIC, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Tamanna Patel, MPH, is Director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. She serves as a program director on a variety of national health equity initiatives focused on the intersection of public health and behavioral health (mental health, addiction, and recovery). Tamanna’s interests also include developing frameworks and approaches to change management across multiple levels that incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice principles. Ms. Patel previously served as Senior Research Associate at Georgia Health Policy Center, overseeing and providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to rural, frontier and tribal communities nationally addressing community- identified health issues through programming. Her TTA experience also includes assisting developing collaboratives in identifying strategies to meaningfully engage those with lived experience in their work. Patel’s portfolio of work has risen to providing expertise to federal and statewide funders and initiatives by translating key insights and learnings from the field to inform policy, program and research.

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