Kali Hackett, MSW, MPH

Addressing Adolescent Parents’ Mental Health Needs

Kali Hackett is working with PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to leverage the pediatric clinical setting to improve how the mental health needs of parenting teens are addressed.

Kali is a public health social worker with significant experience supporting the behavioral health needs of parents and families. Previously, she was a program coordinator with the Maternity Care Coalition’s MOMobile Healthy Babies program, which provides home visiting services to families affected by substance use. Prior to this role, Kali worked with pregnant and parenting women in a substance use disorder treatment program and provided case management and counseling to women experiencing homelessness. While in graduate school, she conducted a formative, qualitative evaluation of a health and wellness program for pregnant and postpartum women who were incarcerated in the Philadelphia County jail.

Kali holds a BA, MSW, and MPH from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Emerging Leader Fellow


PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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