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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Work as a determinant of health: A pragmatic trial of enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy to bolster competitive work and wellness in veterans with serious mental illness (WORKWELL)
Principal Investigator:

Marina Kukla

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $315,534
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project background: Work is a major social determinant of health. In people with serious mental illness (SMI), work is associated with better wellbeing, physical and mental health, quality of life, and may prevent the onset of disability. Among Veterans with SMI, work is a protective factor against suicide. Most veterans with SMI are unemployed and suffer substantially worse health and recovery across key domains. Despite quality VHA vocational services, such as supported employment (SE), two-t...

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