Advancing health and research for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) is a priority for PCORI. PCORI seeks to understand the existing evidence on mental health interventions for persons with IDD and has commissioned ECRI, an evidence-based practice center, to perform a topic refinement. The topic refinement will serve to identify key concepts for co-occurring IDD and mental health conditions, guided by outreach to stakeholders.
The goal of this topic refinement is to provide an overview of IDD frameworks, definitions, and diagnostic systems, highlight key concepts for mental health interventions in individuals with IDD, and identify important considerations for understanding the evidence base. The topic refinement will inform next steps toward future evidence reviews and new research.