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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Implementing Early Intervention Services for Clinical High Risk for Psychosis in U.S. Community Settings: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) collaborated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in sponsoring a research meeting on July 27-28, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of this meeting was to lay the groundwork for developing a national strategy to expand services for early psychosis to include evidence-based interventions for individuals at clinical high-risk. Leading researchers in this field presented findings on the effectiveness of clinical high-risk interventions, and directors of clinical programs presented on the challenges and opportunities in implementing these services in communities. NIMH subsequently provided SAMHSA technical expertise in developing their Funding Opportunity Announcement, "Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis” (SM-18-02), published April 10, 2018. The funding opportunity currently supports 21 service grants to community mental health providers for services for individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis. NIMH subsequently released a Notice, "NIMH Priorities for Research to Inform Stepped-Care Interventions for Persons at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis" (NOT-MH-19-003), on December 11, 2018. The Notice highlights NIMIH interest in receiving grant applications for clinical research that will advance diagnosis, risk assessment, and indicated prevention methods for persons at Clinical High Risk (CHR) for psychosis.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Meeting/ Workshop

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