An institute provides direct input to the Board of Directors through the Office of the President on an assigned psychiatric-mental health nursing issue that spans virtually all aspects of the profession. It is similar to a task force except that its mission may require several years to complete, while a task force generally completes its work in about a year. The purpose of an institute is to utilize membership expertise in the development of programs and services aimed at addressing the institute's main focus through a series of chaired workgroups.
Institute for Mental Health Advocacy
The Institute for Mental Health Advocacy is the conduit for monitoring legislative, regulatory, and policy matters affecting mental health.
Kathryn E. Brotzge, MS, APRN
Christine Tebaldi, MS, APRN, BC
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Institute for Safe Environments (ISE)
The Institute for Safe Environments provides an enduring and integrated structure that is designed to address issues impacting the safety of persons served as well as service providers.
Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Kathleen R. Delaney PhD, PMH-NP, RN
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