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1 NIMH Priorities in Mental Health Services & Intervention Research Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W. National Institute of Mental Health OBSSR SW SRI – July Columbia University – New York, NY DSIR Research Priorities

2 Determining Institute Priorities Mission Statement Special Reports / Task Forces / Strategic Plan Larger Scale Issues Departmental Initiatives Controversies in the Literature Go to Web-Site Contact a Program Officer

3 Sources of Information for Research Priorities 1. Division (DSIR) and Branch (SRCEB) Priorities 2. Institute Priorities: NIMH Strategic Plan 3. Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs, PAs or RFAs) 4. Scientific Meetings/Workshop Reports 5. NAMHC Workgroup Reports

4 NIMH Mission… … to focus and accelerate mental health research so that breakthroughs in science become breakthroughs that can tangibly improve mental healthcare and the lives of people living with and affected by mental illness.

5 NIMH Strategic Plan Strategic Objective 1: Promote discovery in the brain and behavioral sciences to fuel research on the causes of mental disorders Strategic Objective 2: Chart mental illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene Strategic Objective 3: Develop new and better interventions for mental disorders that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of people with mental illness : Strategic Objective 4: Strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research

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7 Workgroup Reports – Selected Examples From Discovery to Cure: Accelerating the Development of New and Personalized Interventions for Mental Illnesses (2010) Investing in the Future: NAMHC Workgroup on Research Training (2008) The Road Ahead: Research Partnerships to Transform Services (2006) groups/namhc/reports/road-ahead.pdf

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9 Search all federal grants currently funded See all institutes’ strategic plans See success rates for funding Organizations, Investigators, Trainees…. etc.

10 Services Research & Clinical Epidemiology Branch Develop a knowledge base to increase the uptake of evidence based treatments and services in diverse community settings Identify and test factors in community services that can optimize functioning and sustain community integration Understand how traits of individuals, families, providers, organizations, and socio- cultural environments affect help- seeking, provision of care, quality of care, and outcomes Enhance research capacity through strategic partnerships, community engagement, and information technologies

11 Adult, Child and Adolescent Interventions Research Branches The effectiveness of treatment interventions in community settings to determine the 'real life' therapeutic benefit short- and long-term. Prevention of mental and behavioral disorders Build new methodologies to evaluate the safety of interventions in community settings. Determine whether treatment results in improved outcomes over time and prevents the negative functional outcomes associated with disorders

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