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Northeast Regional Meeting on Connecting Science and Service


Baltimore, Maryland

NIMH, the Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), held this two-day meeting in September in Baltimore, Maryland, to identify relevant research and service development agendas to improve the public mental health system in the region. The meeting brought together mental health services researchers with state commissioners, consumers, providers, and other key representatives of public mental health. The attendees discussed current and future efforts to perform research studies relevant to service systems and projects to implement evidence-based practices within public mental health systems. State teams discussed new initiatives to use research findings to influence service provision, and developed strategies to facilitate the integration of research activities into clinical and community care settings. For more information, please contact David Chambers at dchamber@mail.nih.gov.