About Us

CCASE is housed in the Division of Social Solutions & Services Research at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.  CCASE is one of two Centers of Excellence established in 2007 by the State of New York to address the disparities in mental health services uptake and engagement.  The legislative goal for each Center is to “identify, assess the outcome, and disseminate best practices of demonstrated behaviors, attitudes, policies and structures” that work effectively, and cross-culturally.  To achieve this goal, CCASE conducts rigorous research and evaluation that prioritizes cultural, social, and structural factors as primary determinants of behavioral health services access and engagement.