The cornerstone of the MHSRET Program is the Services Research, Evaluation, and Training (SRET) Program. The SRET Program employs researchers and faculty who hold academic affiliations with the UHM Department of Psychology, Department of Public Health Sciences, SSRI, the School of Social Work, and the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry. Thus, SRET staff are responsible for advising and supervising students. Faculty affiliated with the Department of Psychology supervise students in the Clinical Studies Program (CSP) who have chosen to specialize in the CSP's dual specialty training program in the area of severe mental illness.
The MIS program of the MHSRET Program is the authority for daily operations and the responsibility for supervision of MIS staff is delegated to John Jansen, M.A., the Chief Information Officer of the AMHD. As such, the work activities of the MHSRET MIS Program are fully incorporated into the AMHD. The MHSRET Program works closely with Mr. Jansen in order to develop and coordinate collection of data by the AMHD. Moreover, both MIS and the AMHD work collaboratively in developing and interpreting reports from the MIS system. This unique relationship facilitates services research and evaluation opportunities fostering an ideal environment for students and faculty to work with a large statewide mental health database. The MIS Program also provides computer and network support for the MHSRET Program. The MIS unit works closely with the MHSRET Program by providing data necessary for service evaluations and compliance reports that affect state and county planning and resource allocation.
The Information Dissemination and Communications Unit (IDCU) is affiliated with the SRET program. The IDCU, in cooperation with MHSRET staff, researchers, students, the SRET Project Facilitator and administrative staff, is responsible for the production of a monthly newsletter, brochures, flyers, news releases, coordination of special events, a technical report series, an annual conference focusing on evidence-based practices, an annual report, and website development and maintenance for the MHSRET Program and the AMHD.