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Directing the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to collect accurate prevalence
and incidence data by conducting a system-wide epidemiologic study on schizophrenia
and serious mental illness, thereby updating the first Epidemiologic Catchment Area
(ECA) program of research commissioned in 1977.

Significantly increasing the annual NIMH clinical research budget allocations for
evidence-based studies with the best potential to improve outcomes for individuals with
schizophrenia.

Reauthorizing the 21st Century Cures Act to include funding for priorities that serve
individuals living with schizophrenia.

Reclassifying schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental neurological condition and transforming the treatment paradigm to increase involving an integrated team of psychiatrists, neurologists, and other providers.

Making incarceration and homelessness unacceptable outcomes for those living with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-related illnesses.

Replacing incarceration and homelessness with medical treatment, entitlements, and supportive housing.

Eliminating the Medicaid Institutionalization of Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion in order to increase available beds.

Including Compassionate Communication in HIPAA.

Partnering with industry professionals to accelerate the promotion of clinical trials and recruitment.

Reducing misunderstanding and discrimination against those living with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-related illnesses through education and policy changes.

Promoting timely and appropriate diagnoses, treatments, peer support intervention, and education.

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