The NOLA Partnership for Mental Health brings together patients, caregivers, providers, advocates, and academics to find evidence-based solutions to the problems facing people with mental illness.
Many people with mental illness do not receive high quality, evidence-based care for their mental and physical health conditions. We believe that diverse community partners working together can create new opportunities to improve health and health care for those with mental illness.
NOLA Partnership for Mental Health was supported by a PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Initiative for the first three years. PCORI is committed to funding patient-centered comparative clinical effective research (CER) studies that engage patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other end users of healthcare information as partners throughout the entire research process—from topic generation to dissemination. PCORI recognizes that both researchers and the non-research community, which include patients, could greatly benefit from a jumpstart that provides support and guidance on partnership development and capacity building. The goal is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Click here to learn more about PCORI.
The project is co-led by Diana Meyers of St. Anna's Episcopal Church and Ben Springgate of the LSU Health Sciences Center.