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Stakeholder Engagement

NIMH Activities With Interested Constituent Organizations

NIMH values opportunities to engage in dialogue with the advocacy community whose members act as advisors, educators, fundraisers, practice association leaders, and public policy advocates. The Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications coordinates several programs that provide mental health research stakeholders the means to offer feedback on NIMH's priorities and initiatives:

NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress

Learn about the Coalition, a group of senior leaders and representatives from national professional organizations, convened to share information NIMH research advances and foster dialogue on the future directions of NIMH-funded research.

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress

Read summaries from previous Alliance meetings which bring together leaders from national mental health-related organizations representing and advocating for patients and their families.

2020 NIMH Joint Alliance-Coalition for Research Progress Town Hall
October 5, 2020,  Virtual event

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual Town Hall to bring together the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress and the NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress. The meeting featured three presentations from National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff who spoke about ongoing mental health research initiatives, a brief discussion panel with these presenters, and an hour-long question-and-answer session with Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH, outlining NIMH’s new outreach approach to increase public access to mental health research, and to facilitate communication between NIMH, professional societies, and advocacy groups.

There were no meetings in 2019.

Alliance for Research Progress
October 19, 2018, Bethesda, MD

Featured presentations and discussion focused on Prediction and Prevention of Psychosis in At Risk Youth, Evaluation of the National Zero Suicide Model in Real-World Clinical Settings, the Role of Cognitive Neuroscience in Alleviating Neuropsychiatric Symptom, and an NIMH Alliance Engagement Session.


Professional Coalition for Research Progress
March 20, 2018, Rockville, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the ninth meeting of the Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition). This meeting was an opportunity for NIMH to share information on the latest research advances and related developments at NIMH, to foster dialogue on the future directions of NIMH-funded research, and to hear from Coalition members about their program priorities and concerns associated with the mental health field.

Alliance for Research Progress
September 15, 2017, Bethesda, MD

Featured presentations and discussion focused on Pioneering Fast-Acting Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Mechanism and Treatment of Depression, and Family-Centered Research: New Approaches to Partner with Consumers to Improve Child Mental Health Services.


Professional Coalition for Research Progress
March 30, 2017, Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the eighth Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition) Meeting which served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research, current and new research directions, and strategies for NIMH.

Let us know what types of resources or topics would better help you connect with and educate your community.
Email your suggestions to NIMHOutreach@mail.nih.gov.