The Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change is dedicated to developing strong institutional ties that result in complementary strengths and synergies to advance shared health care quality and equity goals, including with ministries of health, other governmental agencies, national and international nongovernmental agencies, and academic and clinical institutions. Close working partnerships exist with volunteers, personnel, and/or faculty at Partners In Health, the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, the MassGeneral Brigham Collaborative in Global Mental Health Delivery, other Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, and the Center for Global Health in Peru.

Volcanos in Burera District, Rwanda, where the HMS PGMHSC has informed local research on community and primary care mental health integration linked to rural health centers.