NAMI Washington joins in promoting research and clinical trials
We've posted new reports for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program, in which NAMI Washington is a participant.
OPP is a nationwide outreach initiative enlisting state and national organizations in a partnership to help close the gap between mental health research and clinical practice and increase the public's awareness of the importance of basic and clinical research in advancing knowledge of the brain and behavior.
The Outreach Partnership Program is a central element in the broader effort by NIMH to deliver science-based information on mental health to the public, health professionals, voluntary organizations and other key stakeholders. The objectives are to improve the identification, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, and alleviate the effects of co-occurring alcoholism and other substance abuse among all Americans - including underserved populations such as racial or ethnic minority groups, children, older adults and people living in rural areas.