NIH Funding for Studying Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments

Grant aims to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a new funding opportunity available to researchers testing the effectiveness of implementation and the sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments. This opportunity seeks to improve the delivery of those evidence-based mental health services to low-resource areas through the findings of the funded projects.

Improving clinical and functional outcomes has been shown to be effective with the use of evidence-based mental health treatments, called EBPs. However, these treatments have often not been delivered to low-resource settings. People from these settings are traditionally underserved populations who might see risks of some mental illnesses and could benefit from the delivery of EBP treatments. Settings that are of special interest to NIMH, are those where a large number of children, youths, adults, and older adults that are at risk or have mental illness can be found, and where these EBPs are not currently being delivered.

Studies proposed should test theories, models, and conceptual frameworks of implementation. The funding solicitation states that “studies should be formulated to contribute generalizable strategies that, if effective, can be rapidly disseminated and implemented across a broad range of real-world settings”.

Letters of intent for this funding opportunity are due January 24, 2020. Full application deadlines are February 24, 2020 and August 25, 2020.

To learn more about this funding opportunity and its goals, click here.

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