The Collaborative on Behavioral Health Research and Practice

Advancing health and wellness by bringing behavioral health research to practice and by supporting people, organizations and systems through change processes.

The Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice (The Collaborative) is comprised of a group of dedicated and talented professionals working to advance health and wellness by bringing behavioral health research to practice and by supporting people, organizations and systems through change processes. The Collaborative accomplishes this through a variety of projects and initiatives in collaboration with local, state and federal partners.

The Collaborative Goals

  • Implement evidence-based clinical practices into substance use and mental health treatment
  • Integrate behavioral health into healthcare settings
  • Provide workforce training on substance use disorders

Areas of Expertise

  • Implementation science research
  • Translate, disseminate, and promote the adoption and implementation of evidence-based and promising clinical practices in behavioral health
  • Build and maintain comprehensive infrastructure to promote local, regional, and national multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Develop integrated multiple media and multi-use products
  • Fidelity to evidence-based models
  • Publish and disseminate findings in peer-review journals
  • Formulate and manage multidisciplinary cross-training by using implementation processes
  • External national evaluation and organizational-level program evaluation for behavioral and allied health professional programs
  • Leadership development
  • Professional competencies, scopes of practice, competency-based curricula