Idalmi Deleon, MPH, has over four years of experience in project planning, coordination, and management in mental health programs and grants. Idalmi has a passion for mental health, specifically in suicide prevention. She also has experience with community engagement, mental health literacy, advocating for underserved populations to have availability and access to quality mental health care, and championing for change in mental health care.
Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Idalmi was the 988 Program Evaluator at Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB). During her time at SPTHB, Idalmi helped coordinate various trainings in mental health, suicide prevention, and cultural wellbeing; conducted focus groups and key informant interviews to locate local, regional, and national behavioral health resources for a SAMHSA-funded Circles of Care grant; established and coordinated an advisory board; served as project lead for the Hope Squad program in Anadarko Public Schools; and conducted evaluation activities for SPTHB’s 988 Tribal Response Project. In her role at the Meadows Institute, Idalmi supports the work of the Center for Health System Transformation Team and focuses on integrating behavioral health into primary healthcare settings.
Idalmi has received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Master’s in Public Health in Community Engagement from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She lives in Oklahoma City, OK with her cats, Skylar and Cookie.