Working papers for a conference aimed at developing a research agenda for behavioral health

The conference, "From Research to Policy: A Mental Health Research Agenda for the 21st Century," will draw from the decade of work of the MacArthur Network on Mental Health Policy Research to outline the key issue areas for the future of mental health, including addictive disorders. It will be held in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown Public Policy Institute in the spring of 2007 and involve an estimated 150-200 participants. The purpose of this three-phase project, in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation and the Network, is for a series of working papers on a range of relevant topics (for example, child welfare implications) to be commissioned from pairs of authors, one of whom will be an expert in mental health and the other an expert in a nonmental health field. These will be discussed and refined by the Network members. Also, the papers will be presented at the conference and discussed. Finally, the papers will be revised and edited into a monograph. This conference will add information about future key issues in behavioral health and treatment for mental disorders, including addiction, and address important crosscutting areas such as insurance, income support, children's issues, criminal justice, and intervention technologies. The involvement of leading thinkers from sociology, economics, and political science will further bring important new perspectives to the field.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 4/19/2006

Time frame: 6/1/2006 - 7/31/2007

Grant Number: 57169


Technical Assistance Collaborative Inc.

31 Saint James Avenue, Suite 710
Boston, 02116-4188


Howard H. Goldman
Project Director