Practical implementation science for better youth mental health
The IMPACT Center uses implementation science to improve youth mental health outcomes in under-resourced communities. We create rigorous implementation strategies, methods, and toolkits that are relevant to real-world settings – helping stakeholders implement evidence-based practices with fidelity.
Barriers to optimization
To improve youth mental health outcomes, the IMPACT Center focuses on three critical challenges to implementing evidence-based practices with fidelity:
Identifying and prioritizing determinants
Matching strategies to prioritized determinants
Optimizing matched strategies for community settings
Our community partners
Our key partnerships help ensure that IMPACT Center products align with stakeholder priorities and current evidence-based practice initiatives at the state and national levels.
Discover more about our research
Our three signature projects employ and refine methods to address IMPACT’s three challenges.
Each project will develop and test practical strategies to improve treatment quality and client outcomes via evidence-based practice implementation.
Signature Project 1
Optimizing measurement-based care, a foundational framework for delivering evidence-based practice with fidelity
Signature Project 2
Optimizing and testing a peer-led, frontline leader-focused strategy to optimize cognitive behavior therapy for youth
Signature Project 3
Increasing reach and impact of an effective, multicomponent engagement strategy for clinicians in schools using cognitive behavioral therapy for youth