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The ThriveNYC Investigator’s Hub aims to bring together innovators across diverse sectors to explore new approaches to mental health by convening networks for research connectivity and accelerating new ideas and solutions for mental health service delivery.

The First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray, created the ThriveNYC Roadmap to begin changing the way people think about mental health and the way City government and its many partners deliver mental health services.  With a four-year investment of $850 million across 54 programs, ThriveNYC is the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.  

Partnership Opportunities

ThriveNYC initiatives are grouped under their respective guiding principle below. Click on a guiding principle below to populate their initiatives. These guiding principles are based on research, the experience of other cities and countries, input from hundreds of local organizations that are working to promote mental health, and individual New Yorkers with experience battling mental illness who bravely shared their stories with us.


Initiative listings that have a specific request for project ideas (RPIs) are noted as such in their description hyperlink. Clicking on the hyperlink will provide you with more information on the initiative and on research and evaluation questions. Initiative listings that do not have a RPI instead have a description of the program and/or program evaluation. Investigators are welcome to submit novel research questions for any of the 54 initiatives below, even if there is not an RPI. 

If you have an idea that you would like to submit, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for submission instructions. 


Proposal Submission

RPIs of no more than 5 pages, single spaced, should include:
  • Proposed specific aims and hypotheses

  • Approach and methodology

  • Investigative team

  • Resources available to conduct study and resources requested

  • Requests/Assumptions about collaboration with DOHMH

  • Human Subjects Protection

  • Budget Request

Submitted RPIs will initially undergo an informal review process. If your idea is selected for further exploration, it will undergo a more formal vetting process. All RPIs are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Researchers will be required to obtain their own funding and will be provided with consultation support and facilitation from the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at the City University of New York School of Public Health. Data transfer and data use agreements will be established prior to any data transfer. RPIs should be uploaded directly on this website or emailed to cimh@sph.cuny.edu. RPIs are reviewed on a rolling basis.