Research Briefs

About the Research Briefs

The MNCAMH Research Brief series aims to introduce practitioners, educators, and policy makers to the Center’s research and evaluation initiatives. Together, these Briefs create a platform for community-wide dissemination of research results that support evidence-based practice and raise public awareness of issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and treatment of CODs. Each publication presents cutting-edge findings in an approachable manner that makes our research relevant for a variety of interested audiences. Research Briefs are published throughout the year as the Center’s latest findings become available.

The Minnesota 10 by 10 initiative, led by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, has set a goal to increase the life expectancy of individuals with SMI by 10 years, in 10 years from its commencement in 2011 (Minnesota Department of Human Services, 2011). As part of...

Integration of Mental Health and Primary Care: Barriers, Strategies, and Recommendations

Individuals with serious mental illness have a life expectancy up to 30 years shorter than those in the general population (De Hert et al., 2011).

Treatment of Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Preparedness of Social Workers and Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Minnesota

Of the 9.2 million Americans with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (CODs), only 44.4% received...