“Having a deeply engaged policy influencer and thought leader as NHMH on this project has made an enormous difference to the researchers. They take NHMH’s contributions as guidance for turning the results of research into population-level change. NHMH has made a big difference. “
— Constance van Eeghen, Dr.PH, the Robert Larner MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont.
NHMH participates in scientific-medical research projects as we appreciate that all 3 domains of health transformation — science/medical research; clinical care/practice protocols; and health policy legislation, regulation and policy-making — all are vital to our mission of advancing the integration of mental health/addiction care into medical settings.
Everything changed for patients in medical/health research in 2010 when Congress passed a law creating a new research institute, funded by the American public, that makes patients and stakeholders an integral, long-term component of research studies, rather than a separate external periodic influence. It is called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or PCORI. In December 2019, Congress re-funded PCORI for another 10 years, i.e. until December 2029.
Early on, NHMH recognized the value of PCORI research, and are gratified to have been selected to be part of several ongoing PCORI national clinical trials, ALL on the subject of behavioral (MH+SUD) integration into medical settings.
Below are news updates and published articles from research projects NHMH is participating in: