Workplan and Timeline

Month Action

Month 1:

Inaugural Steering Committee meeting


Second Steering Committee meeting: Adoption of by-laws, election of co-chairs, approval of preliminary workplan


Web-site launched

Month 2:

First symposium (preliminary content): Organization and Financing of Behavioral Health Services, public policy, current changes and initiatives.

Month 3:

Second Symposium: Perspectives of people with lived experience and affected by behavioral health issues, provider perspectives, patient centered outcomes.

Month 4:

Third Symposium: Comparative Effectiveness Research, stakeholder engagement, funding for CER, research methods and scientific rigor.

Month 5:

Fourth symposium: An agenda for stakeholder engaged CER in behavioral health: community, provider and investigator perspectives.

Month 6:

Steering Committee Nominal group process to propose components of the CER agenda.

Month 7:

Steering Committee receives reports from project staff on initial background scans

Month 8:

Steering Committee receives final background scan reports, begins topic refinement

Month 9:

Community Symposium on agenda for stakeholder engaged CER, staff prepares draft report

Month 10:

Steering Committee reviews draft agenda

Month 11:

Steering Committee approves final agenda report.


Report is disseminated to community based organizations, Brown faculty, posted on web-site


Process of matchmaking between investigators and community partners begins, including application for seed funding.

Month 12:

Proposal development begins; first seed proposals submitted.

Month 13:

Process of developing practice based research network begins.


First proposal(s) for full-scale funding submitted.


Development of proposals for ongoing infrastructure begins.

Month 14:

Steering Committee reviews draft reports on Partnership history and process.


Matchmaking and proposal development and submission continue.

Month 15:

First infrastructure proposals submitted.


Matchmaking and proposal development and submission continue

Months 16-18:

Matchmaking and proposal development and submission continue.


Final reports approved and submitted for publication.


Funding obtained to continue partnership beyond PCORI award.