About MHRN

Who We Are

We are a consortium of 14 research centers, embedded in large and diverse healthcare systems, dedicated to improving patient mental health through research, practice, and policy; with expertise in mental health research as well as disciplines such as epidemiology, health services, economics, disparities, outcomes, and quality assessment, and pragmatic clinical trials.  Our partner health systems serve a combined population of over 20 million patients or members in 16 states.  Core support for MHRN is provided by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health.

Our Mission

As a national model for learning mental healthcare systems, MHRN will:

  • Identify research questions that matter to patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare systems
  • Efficiently answer those questions with real-world research involving real-world patients and providers
  • Rapidly disseminate and implement research results

Our Values

As part of the larger Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN), we share the values of:

  • Service to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and health system leaders
  • Scientific excellence
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Relevance to real-world decisions
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency

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