University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy

Self-Determination: The Fierce Urgency of Now

An Invitational State of the Science Summit

National Research & Training Center on Psychiatric Disability University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL April 15 16, 2009

NRTC Summit Overview

On April 15-16, 2009, the UIC National Research and Training Center brought together individuals in mental health recovery, service providers and administrators, researchers and educators, family members, advocates, and policy analysts for an invitational State of the Science Summit in downtown Chicago. Presentations at the Summit focused on advancing self-determination in an era of economic uncertainty coupled with the promises and pitfalls of the President’s 2009 Stimulus Bill. The four summit themes were:

Also featured were the Center’s research and training projects, and how they contributed to this effort.

New Freedom Mental Health Commission Final Report

President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

2010 Federal Budget

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