The Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (AMH SCN™) is facilitating a research funding call that addresses identification of evidence-informed research practices and programs to improve community-based system integration in the addiction and mental health sector in Alberta. The need for a coordinated and integrated system was identified in Valuing Mental Health: Report of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee, released by the Government of Alberta in February, 2016, and reiterated in the response document, Valuing Mental Health (VMH): Next Steps, released in June, 2017.
The AMH SCN comprises expert clinicians, researchers, patients, and other groups and individuals who are working to engage stakeholders in the dissemination and implementation of best evidence practices to prevent, treat and improve outcomes in addictions and mental health in Alberta. The SCN uses the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s six domains of quality to focus their work. These domains are: appropriateness, accessibility, effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and acceptability.