NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

The Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy serves as the Arizona Outreach Partner for the U.S. Department of Health, National Institutes of Mental Health.   Along with the other 55 Outreach Partners across the country, ASU is responsible for partnering with state and local organizations and communities to disseminate science based information about the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.  The primary targets for these information dissemination activities include individuals with mental illness, individuals at risk for mental illness, families and caregivers of individuals with mental illness, mental health primary care, and other healthcare providers and the general public.  As a result of this project, ASU will impact the communities of Arizona by:

  • Fostering widespread understanding about mental disorders, the brain, and behavior, thereby helping to reduce misperceptions and negative attitudes about mental illness;
  • Build awareness of the role of basic, translational, and clinical research in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental illness; and,
  • Promote understanding of the role that the public serves in advancing scientific discoveries.

For more information about this project, contact:  Michael S. Shafer, Ph.D. or 602.496.1479

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