Case Study: Early Assessment of the Mental Health Block Grant Set-Aside Program for Addressing First Episode Psychosis and Other Early Serious Mental Illness. Acknowledgments


The authors are deeply grateful to Kirsten Beronio, Kristina West, Jessamy Taylor, and Monica Feit, of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their support and guidance at all stages of this project. We would also like to thank Robert Heinssen and Lisa Colpe from the National Institute of Mental Health for their assistance in designing the project and interpreting its findings.

We also thank our two peer reviewers, whose thoughtful reviews and comments greatly improved this report.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to the representatives from the 22 programs who participated in research discussions during the course of the study. We are indebted to them for sharing their insights candidly and for the valuable input they provided. The findings reported here are enriched because of their participation.

This research was conducted under contract with ASPE. The project was conducted with ASPE input, however, the material contained in this report is the responsibility of the research team alone, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring agency.

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