The New Frontier

Research Report

The New Frontier

Neuroscience Advancements and Their Impact on Nonprofit Behavioral Health Care Providers
April 11, 2006

Abstract

Advancements in biotechnology, bioengineering, neuroscience, genetics and other medical specialties have dramatically altered the way people are diagnosed and treated for injury or disease. These advancements promise to continue at unprecedented rates of discovery. Along the way, bioethicists, philosophers, politicians, medical practitioners and other professionals will debate the numerous and very complex ethical, financial and service delivery issues inherent in each new development. This report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through a grant to the Alliance for Children and Families, focuses on exploring how advancements in neuroscience will impact the abilities of nonprofit human service providers to organize and deliver behavioral health services in the future.

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