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Enhancing the Impact of Mental Health Services Research

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Meeting Summary
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

In July 2007, the Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch of DSIR sponsored the 19th National Conference on Mental Health Services Research. Approximately 300 participants from academia, government, and the private sector attended. Highlights included two plenary sessions on Federal and state level mental health policy directions that encouraged researchers to focus on mental health policy relevant issues in their future work. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) spoke about current Federal mental health insurance parity legislation initiatives. Young investigators who participated in a pre-conference technical assistance workshop also had the opportunity to present their posters at the larger forum. For more information, please, contact Agnes Rupp at arupp@mail.nih.gov or Denise Juliano-Bult at djuliano@mail.nih.gov.