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This initiative is funded as part of the NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY)

 

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About the ALACRITY Center

Working to improve health and longevity

among people with serious mental illness.

The ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness at Johns Hopkins is funded as part of the NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY).

The Center uses cutting-edge transdisciplinary methods to advance short- and long-term strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk and premature mortality in the population with serious mental illness.

Center Activities

Innovating in Research, Methods, and the Translation of Evidence-Based Interventions

to reduce premature mortality in serious mental illness

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New Data, New Researchers

The Center includes three R34 research studies focused on developing and evaluating implementation strategies to scale up evidence-based interventions to address cardiovascular risk factors in people with serious mental illness.  The Center will also grant 1-2 R03-scope pilot projects per year to Johns Hopkins investigators.

Advancing Science

The Center’s Methods Core includes multiple projects designed to advance the science around scale-up of evidence-based interventions to address cardiovascular risk in serious mental illness, including systems science and human factors engineering research.

Developing the Research and Practice Workforce

The Center's core activities include development and dissemination of training resources, including webinars and speaker series, for researchers and practitioners working to reduce cardiovascular risk and premature mortality in the population with serious mental illness.  

People with serious mental illness die an average of 10-20 years earlier than the overall population, primarily due to cardiovascular disease.

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