Request for Information on Advancing Mental Health Services Research

The Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) titled “Regarding Strategies to Advance the Relevance and Impact of Mental Health Services Research.” This RFI seeks to gather input on how DSIR-supported research has impacted mental health practice and policy, specifically in the following areas:

  • NIMH’s experimental therapeutics requirement
  • Needed information by legislators, clinical or provider practices, insurers and payers, and people with lived experiences
  • Cultivation of expertise and skills for researchers of mental health services
  • Specific examples of institute-funded mental health services research with direct impacts on policy
  • Access to high quality mental health care

The deadline for submissions is September 1 to the RFI submission website. A full listing of the RFI can be found here which also includes background on mental health services research as a discipline.


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