CoLab reimagines how evidence can be integrated with community expertise to advance behavioral health policy.

Main Challenge

How do the latest behavioral health research discoveries make their way into daily practice? This leap is heavily dependent on the unpredictable motivations, capacities, and values of health system actors. Meanwhile, our communities suffer while patients receive behavioral healthcare practices proven to be less effective than alternatives.

Our Approach

CoLab works to bridge the gap between research and practice by considering evidence in the context of community. Using knowledge drawn from the latest research findings and the lived experiences of patients and clinicians, CoLab aims to improve behavioral healthcare systems by making them more effective, sustainable, and adaptive.

Maggie Fenwood Hughes, MS, MSW
Research Manager

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