Focuses on how the Research Partnership Program will be implemented and sets out the research priorities, vision, mission, goals, objectives, strategies, performance measures and budget requirements for the next three years.
Makes a strong case for enhanching mental health research in Alberta. It proposes a new vision for mental health research, provides guiding principles, outlines anticipated outcomes and benefits, describes how a new program for mental health research could work, and details next steps. Three background reports were also produced to accompany this document.
Situates Alberta mental health research in both provincial and national health research contexts, outlines the importance of mental health research in reducing the impact of mental illness and advancing a mentally healthy population, and details current resources and opportunities.
Presents the results of several Stakeholder Forums that were held to provide an opportunity for the mental health community to respond to and give input into the developing Provincial Mental Health Research working paper.
Describes the results of an Aboriginal Research Community Forum that was held to provide academic and community Aboriginal health researchers and other individuals who work within Aboriginal communities with the opportunity to respond to and give input into the developing Provincial Mental Health Research Plan working paper.
Outlines a comprehensive Provincial Mental Health Plan that sets the direction for improving mental health and mental health services across the province of Alberta.