Public health approaches offer unique opportunities for
‘expanding the child mental health research base’
The emphasis on collaboration (e.g., CBPR) is consonant
with system of care approaches
Can help strategically place mental health on new radar
screens, new partners, and broaden support
May help in ‘closing the gaps’ between research, practice
and policy
New scientific voyages to balance ‘scientific rigor and
relevance in real-time’