ERIC Number: ED226675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
State-Supported Mental Health/Psychiatric Research.
McPheeters, Harold L.
Issues are identified that should be considered by state officials, mental health program directors, university officials, and research coordinators and managers in setting up and managing state-supported mental health research programs. The following categories of research are defined: basic, basic categorical, clinical, socio-epidemiological, evaluative, program evaluation, administrative or operations, and policy. The university is the appropriate setting for much of the basic research and a large part of basic categorical and clinical research, while the operating agencies and planning agencies are the setting for program research and evaluation, administrative research, and much of the socio-epidemiological research. It is proposed that state-supported mental health research should be substantially relevant to the state's mental health service needs and useful to the state's mental health program. Attention is also directed to: administrative arrangements with universities for state-supported mental health research; program evaluation and administrative research; coordinating and facilitating mental health research; and funding and administering research funds. Excerpts from the Annoted Code of Maryland and policy statements on the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Role, Cooperative Programs, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Medical Research, Mental Health Programs, Money Management, Operations Research, Program Evaluation, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Public Policy, Research Projects, State Aid
Commission on Mental Health and Human Services, Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.