Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. The Center was founded in 1993 as a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence.
Center faculty receive funding from a variety of federal, state and foundation sources. The Center’s focus on community-based research and engagement with providers, consumers and families also carries the message of hope for the many adults, children, adolescents and families living with mental illness.
The Mental Health Agency Research Network (MHARN) expands on the dissemination and research functions of CMHSR to reach providers serving DMH clients across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The goals of the MHARN include Dissemination, Engagement and Collaboration as a way to facilitate the translation of research findings into practice and bring together providers with researchers to engage in new research on services provided in the community.
Four Research Subject Areas:
- Child, Youth & Family Mental Health
- Law, Ethics & Mental Health
- Multicultural Research
- Rehabilitation, Recovery & Wellness
The Dissemination Series
Products for a diverse audience including clinicians/providers, mental health service users and their families, and researchers.
Psychiatry Issue Briefs
- Issue briefs focus on translating research findings into concise, user-friendly information that is accessible to all
Research You Can Use
- A one-page summary of research findings and recommendations specifically developed for busy providers
Research in the Works
- Summarizes current and ongoing research projects
Carl E. Fulwiler, Kathleen Biebel, Susan Doiron, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Lisa M. Smith. "Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities" Community Health & Research: Making the Connections Symposium. Shrewsbury, MA. Nov. 2011.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carl_fulwiler/24