While national level data on social and psychological impacts of the pandemic are beginning to emerge, the unique demography of the Charlotte, NC region necessitates a specific COVID-19 impact assessment. Funded by a grant from Cardinal Innovation Healthcare, Psychology for All in partnership with UNC Charlotte performed a needs assessment with three objectives:
Psychology for All and six other regional non-profit partners disseminated a survey, obtaining results from 156 adults in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Key findings include:
Based on our findings, we made recommendations for the following areas of COVID-19 related prevention and intervention in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area:
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Domestic Violence and Trauma-Informed Care
Public Health Approaches to Psychosocial Impacts of the Pandemic
Future Research Focused on Underserved and Under Resourced Populations
Read the full report here.