McSilver Institute Director Mary McKay Featured in New William T. Grant Foundation Report
August 5, 2015
A new William T. Grant Foundation report, Research-Practice-Policy Partnerships for Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare and Child Mental Health, prominently features McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Mary McKay for her work as Co-Director of New York State’s Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC).
Funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and codirected by the McSilver Institute and the IDEAS Center at NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CTAC helps the state’s Article 31 mental health clinics address the challenges associated with Medicaid Redesign, changes in clinic regulations and financing, and overall healthcare reforms.
The report presents CTAC as a model research-practice-policy partnership. Dr. McKay is quoted extensively on the value the McSilver Institute and IDEAS Center bring to OMH and its regulated clinics as researchers capable of rapid translation of knowledge into action. She also illustrates the benefit she derives from having OMH’s imprimatur on her research and the robust research platform its regulated clinics provide.