Grounding IMPACT Center products through our key partnerships

Moving evidence into practice using community priorities

Our key partnerships help ensure that IMPACT Center products align with community and practitioner priorities and current evidence-based practice initiatives at state and national levels.

We aim to develop and continually refine approaches to implementation that will ultimately ensure better delivery of mental health services for youth in under-resourced communities.

In partnership with practitioners and youth, the IMPACT Center will develop, test, refine, and disseminate transdisciplinary-informed methods to address unique challenges to optimizing evidence-based practice implementation.

Our partners will guide IMPACT on designing and refining products for adoption and sustained use, providing avenues that ensure findings translate into near-term clinical benefit.

IMPACT meaningfully engages practice partners, youth, and families in all aspects of Center work to develop methods, strategies, and toolkits that the practice community can use independently and at scale to optimize evidence-based practice implementation.

Our efforts go beyond academia to reach community-based settings that serve ethnically diverse youth in under-resourced communities.

Youth MOVE National

Youth MOVE National is a youth-driven, chapter-based organization with more than 70 chapters nationwide. Youth MOVE aims to improve services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training Center

The SMART Center is a transdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Washington’s College of Education and the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The Center aims to promote high-quality, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies to meet social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students in both general and special education.

Washington State Health Care Authority

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is the largest health care purchaser in the state, reaching nearly a third of the state’s residents. HCA aims to provide equitable, high-quality health care through innovative health policies and purchasing strategies, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.

Learn about IMPACT Center methods for optimization