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Table 1 SHARP timeline of activities

From: The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partnership (SHARP) for Mental Health Capacity Building: a program protocol for building implementation science and mental health research and policymaking capacity in Malawi and Tanzania

Program componentTarget audienceTarget # participants during each year
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Introductory short courses (5 days in same week)
 a.m.—implementation science and mental health
 p.m.—evidence-based mental health interventions
Researchers, policymakers, providers20 (Cohort 1)20 (Cohort 2) 20 (Cohort 3) 
Advanced short courses (5 days in same week)
 a.m.—grant writing
 p.m.—translating research to practice
Researchers, policymakers, providers  10 (Chosen from Cohorts 1 and 2) 10 (Chosen from Cohorts 1–3)
Multifaceted dialogue
 Journal clubs (4/year)All SHARP affiliates8080808080
 Webinars (2/year)All SHARP affiliates4040404040
 Community forum (ongoing)All SHARP affiliates2040406060
On-the-job trainingResearchers, providers 1–21–21–21–2
Pilot grantsAll SHARP affiliates3–5 funded grants3–5 funded grants3–5 funded grants3–5 funded grants3–5 funded grants
Mentor the mentors short courses (2 days in same week)   Subset of 10 (chosen from Cohorts 1 and 2) Subset of 10 (chosen from Cohorts 1 and 2)