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USA-186 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Training & Research in Mental Health and the Prevention of Substance Abuse

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Eugene Laska
 




Institution:
  Statistical Sciences & Epidemiology Division
  The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Address:
  140 Old Orangeburg Road, Building 35
  10962-1167
  New York
Town:
  Orangeburg
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-845) 398 6589
Fax:
  (1-845) 398 6592
Date of Designation:
  01/Jun/1985
Last Redesignation:
  29/Jan/2007
Date of Discontinuation:
  14/Feb/2011
Terms of Reference:
  1. Continued promotion of information science technologies in the field of mental health program management & support systems; monitoring & assessment. 
  2. Addressing the meeting of mental health needs on an international basis in a world that is more complex following natural & man-made disasters, & means to estimate future needs. 
  3. Monitoring mental health needs in a world population that has become more mobile & migrant 
  4. Refinement of tools & techniques to access the cultural competency of mental health service programs among diverse populations. 
  5. Meeting the needs of uprooted homeless populations that are more prevalent today in the countries that have experienced political, military & natural distributions. 
  6. Further refinement of methods to estimate population size in mental health facilities when available information is limited, records cannot be linked, or data is redundant. 
  7. Developing collaboration among physicians in different countries who specialize in addiction & dual general psychiatric & addictive disorders. 
  8. Promoting research in dual psychiatric & addictive disorder for an international audience.     
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Subjects:
  1. Mental health & neurosciences 
  2. Substance abuse (including alcohol & drugs) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Outbreaks and emergencies 
WHO Outputs:
 
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  SAXENA Shekhar
Phone:
  13625/14388
Email:
  saxenas@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  RODRIGUEZ Jorge Jacinto
Phone:
  1-202-974-3330
Email:
  rodrigjo@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork