Collaborative Research in Mental Health

Bentson H. McFarland, Frederick A. DiBlasio, John R. Belcher

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This paper describes advantages and disadvantages of the National Institute of Mental Health's program for Public Academic Liaison (PAL). Useful administrative lessons gleaned from longstanding connections between state mental health agencies and universities in Ohio, Virginia, and Oregon are reviewed. Important issues such as budgeting and staffing for both agency and university administrators to consider when establishing collaboration are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-435
Number of pages15
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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