Falilu Opeyemi Agbaje
Falilu Opeyemi Agbaje (OP) is a recent graduate of the MS in Health and Social Innovation program. OP pursued the MS in Health and Social Innovation with hopes of addressing disparities related to innovative approaches to assisting young people struggling with health issues. Using the principles and skills taught in the MS in Health and Social Innovation program, coupled with his passion to help his community, OP and his partner, Januari McKay, founded Aolat Treatment Place. This venture aims to contribute towards increasing mental health awareness and services through provision of friendly mental health care, psychiatric rehabilitation, and intensive outpatient program specifically among minors, adolescents, and adults in Baltimore Maryland by leveraging traditional face-to-face approaches to foster community mobilization and behavior change messaging. These programs will deliver the personalized services that the target groups need to achieve their mental health goals.
The program will enhance access of the target groups to integrated, inclusive, confidential, and safe mental health services through counselling support services delivered from the dedicated onsite friendly drop-in center – “My Mental Health, My Health Booths.”