Synergy in Action

2009 National Mental Health Research-to-Policy Forum

03 March, 2009   //   Arlington, Virginia, USA

Interface of Mental Health Research and Policy in the Era of National Health Reform

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Welcoming Remarks

George Garibaldi, MD

ISCTM President

Larry Alphs, MD, PhD video

Program Chair, ISCTM Annual Meeting

Introduction to the 2009 National Mental Health Research-to-Policy Forum

Reuven Ferziger, MD video

Ron Manderscheid, PhD video

Forum Co-Chairs

Which Outcomes Matter: Apprasing the Infrastructure for Mental Health Policy Network

Session Chair: Howard Goldman, MD, PhD

Wiser Not Well: The Influence of Research on Mental Health Policy

Richard Frank, Ph.D. video (presented by H. Goldman)

Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School

Capabilities and Unmet Needs for Conducting Mental Health Policy Research: Raising the Bar For Scientific Investment from Treatment Outcomes to Public Health Impact

Philip Wang, MD, DrPH*

NIMH Director, Division of Services and Interventions Research

Session Discussion – Q&A video


Session Chair: David Shern video

President and CEO, Mental Health America

Mental Health Policy in the Era of National Health Reform

Representative Patrick Kennedy video

U.S. Congress

ADDRESSING THE FUTURE: What Do Health Policy Decision Makers Need from Mental Health Policy Researchers?

Donald Steinwachs video

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director of the Health Services Research and Development Center, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Steven Mayberg video

Director, California Department of Mental Health

Rhonda Robinson-Beale video

Chief Medical Officer, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions

Andrew Sperling video

Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy, NAMI

Session Discussion – Q&A video

Stepping Into the Data Gap: NAMI’s Grading the States

Laudan Aron video

Director of Research, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Synthesis and Comment

Howard Goldman, MD, PhD*

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland

Editor, Psychiatric Services

Director, MacArthur Mental Health Policy Research Network

* Slides not released