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UNC researchers, the national Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association and UTA awarded a grant from PCORI to identify outcomes that matter to youth and families using behavioral health services

Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will serve as co-investigator in a study to identify youth and family priorities for outcomes used in CER research on behavioral health services.

A $100K Eugene Washington award from PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will allow researchers from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and principal investigators at the national Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association and UTA to bring together stakeholders across the US to identify and rank behavioral health services outcomes valued most by youth and families.

Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, will participate in the ‘Youth and Family Behavioral Health Service Priorities: Identifying Outcomes that Matter’ study.

The study is led by Millie Sweeney, MS Deputy Director of the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association, a national network of family-run organizations led by and serving caregivers of children and youth with behavioral health needs. The study is co-led by Genevieve Graaf, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor at the University of Arlington Texas, whose work focuses on community-based mental health treatment access and quality for youth.