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Office of Mental Health

OMH Institute for Program and Policy Innovation

About the Institute

The OMH Institute for Program and Policy Innovation promotes public mental health by translating the agency’s vision and goals into specific policies, projects, and programs.

The Institute provides guidance on critical clinical and public mental health topics, including:

The Institute will help OMH conduct business in a more effective and efficient manner, leading to better services for the people of New York State.


OMH Institute – An Introduction

Innovative Policy Research

This article offers a brief overview to the IMD Exclusion Rule and the debate surrounding the rule’s future. 

Repealing the IMD rule could be a step towards full healthcare parity.

Innovative Program Research