2021 Annual DMH Research Centers of Excellence Conference

Monday, June 14, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Capacity: 500

We invite persons with lived mental health experience, family members, DMH staff & providers to attend the 2021 Annual DMH Research Centers of Excellence Conference. This event offers an Inside Look at the Centers of Excellence: How Stakeholder-Engaged Research Can Change Care Provision and Policy.

Overall Goal:
DMH funded two new centers of research excellence in October 2018. This will be the first research conference for those two centers. The goal of this conference is for DMH clients, their family members, DMH staff, and providers to learn more about the work these two centers are doing, and for these centers to learn about how their research can best support DMH, its mission, and the people served by DMH. The conference will emphasize stakeholder engaged research, including the importance of engaging persons living with mental health challenges, their family members, and the providers and staff who serve them in all phases of the research process.

Target Audience: Persons Served, Family Members, Providers, Clinical & Professional Staff, and Researchers

  • Monday - June 14, 2021
  • 12:30PM - 4:30PM EDT


Zoom webinar link will accompany your confirmation email which will be sent a week prior to the event.

-  CEU approval pending for Psychology, RN, Social Work, and OT -

UMass Medical School’s Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) & Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research


  • Welcome
  • DMH Commissioner’s Remarks
  • Introduction to the Centers of Excellence
  • Community Health Worker Support Improves Provision of Effective Treatment and Smoking Cessation Success
  • Implementation Science: What Is It and What Does It Do For Me?
  • Engaging Persons with Lived Experience: Successes and Challenges from the Peer Perspective
  • Learning from

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