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Outreach Partnership Program 2009 Annual Meeting

March 18-20, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

NIH Update

  • NIMH Science Update: The State of Mental Health Research
  • Accessing Information on Addiction: An Update on NIDA’s Research Dissemination Efforts

Why is Clinical Research Important to Everyone?

  • Why Clinical Research is Important:  Schizophrenia Research as an Example
  • The Community’s Role in Diversity in Research
  • Risks and Rewards of Participation
  • New Tools for Partners

Reaching Youth

  •  “Talk About It:” Depression Education Program
  •  “Check Your Head:” Mental Health Awareness Program
  •  “The California Youth Empowerment Network”

Reaching Older Adults

  •  “Side by Side for Independent Living”
  •  “Mid-Kansas Senior Outreach”

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Impact of Mental Illness in the Workplace
  • The “Work and Health Initiative:” Reducing Work Productivity Loss Among Employees with Depression
  • Partner Perspective: “Atlanta Business Leaders Initiative” and “Project Workplace”
  • Worksite Programs to Improve Mental Health
  • Partner Perspective: Engaging Employers in Partnership

Interventions to Address Homelessness

  • Effective Interventions: “Critical Time Intervention”
  • Homelessness and Youth
  • Interventions for the Dually Diagnosed
  •  “Building Tulsa, Building Lives”