We are excited to announce that the UW Global Mental Health Program is now the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health. The University of Washington Consortium for Global Mental Health is an organized research unit whose mission is to provide a collaborative community for global research, capacity-building, learning and implementation of culturally congruent, sustainable community models for mental health interventions with domestic and international partners. Several centers across the university community share our interest in global mental health and cultural mental health needs in our region, specifically. The Consortium encourages collaboration among individuals and among centers, leveraging the experiences and capacities of multiple groups and expanding our potential for impact on mental health.
The UW Consortium for Global Mental Health is a joint effort of the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Global Health. Current members of the Consortium include the University of Washington Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH), the University of Washington AIMS Center, and the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). We invite faculty and staff as well as programs, centers and initiatives to become members. We value the participation of students and trainees in our research, practice, and educational activities. Please contact Patricia English, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about becoming a member.