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The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing the Landscape of Mental Health Services for the 21st Century

Date and Time

December 18, 2018


Neuroscience Center, Conference Rooms C & D, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD

Sponsor(s): NIMH Division of Extramural Activities

On December 18, 2018, Dr. Margarita Alegría will describe the need for a paradigmatic shift in how mental health services are delivered and by whom, to be ready for the 21st Century. Emphasis will be placed on major challenges confronted by groups typically excluded in mental healthcare and the potential changes needed at the levels of policy, healthcare system and patient-provider interactions. Dr. Alegría will review recent research and propose promising approaches to achieve mental health equity.

Dr. Alegría is the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegría has published on topics such as improvement of health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations, and ways to involve communities into the design and implementation of health services.

This event is open without prior registration to all NIH staff and the public. Parking is available at a nominal fee. A government-issued photo-identification card (e.g., NIH ID or driver's license) is required to gain entrance to the building. The audio of this event will be available over WebEx.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series was conceived to encourage broad, interdisciplinary thinking in the development of scientific initiatives and programs, and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thinking. The innovation speakers are encouraged to describe their work from the perspective of breaking through existing boundaries and developing successful new ideas, as well as working outside their initial area of expertise in ways that have pushed their fields forward. We encourage discussions of the meaning of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs and paradigm-shifting.   

More Information:
WEB EX Meeting number: 623 904 244 
Meeting password: INNOValegria