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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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Research Projects (R34s)

Adapting an Evidence-Based Weight Loss Intervention and Testing Strategies to Increase Implementation in Community Mental Health Programs

Principal Investigators: Kimberly Gudzune and Gerald Jerome

This study will develop and test implementation strategies to facilitate widespread adoption and implementation of the evidence-based ACHIEVE behavioral weight loss intervention for people with serious mental illness in community mental health programs.


Promoting Evidence-Based Tobacco Smoking Cessation Treatment in Community Mental Health Clinics

This study will develop and test strategies to increase delivery of evidence-based smoking cessation treatment for people with serious mental illness.


Using an Innovative Quality Improvement Process to Increase Delivery of Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Risk Factor Care in Community Mental Health Organizations

This study will adapt an existing quality improvement program for use in community mental health settings and evaluate the adapted program's potential to improve delivery of evidence-based care for hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus in Maryland's Medicaid health home program for people with serious mental illness.


Funding for New Research

R03 Scope

The Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness, funded by a NIMH P50, is pleased to announce Requests for Proposals for our 2019 Pilot Grant Program on topics related to improving physical health and addressing premature mortality for persons with serious mental illness. Johns Hopkins-doctoral fellows and faculty at all levels are welcome to apply and can request funding for 1-2 years up to $50,000 per year. Concept notes are due 2/25/19. Please see full RFP PDF here. Please contact us with questions at alacritycenter@jhmi.edu.