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The Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) strives to advance the science of dissemination and implementation (D&I). We want to ensure every person obtains the highest quality of health care possible. We aim to acomplish this in 3 ways:

  1. Advance D&I science by rigorous research and innovative approaches;
  2. Apply cutting-edge D&I methods to improve health care delivery in quality, equity, and access; and
  3. Build D&I research capacity through network collaboration, consultant mentorship, interactive didactics, resource sharing, and freely available materials and tools.

Our Work

The Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) applies and advances the science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) to solve major problems in health and care delivery.

Active projects cluster in 3 major domains:

  1. Integrating behavioral health in routine medical practice settings.
  2. Expanding access to addiction medications for opioid use disorders in health systems and organizations. 
  3. Building capacity and enhancing the quality of D&I science through mentorship, consultation and training, and collaborative partnerships. 

The CBHSIR implementation research portfolio is supported by funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, US Department of Health & Human Services, US Department of Veterans Affairs, California Health Care Foundation and Healthcare Foundation of Sonoma County. 

The CBHSIR implementation practice portfolio is supported by funding through Stanford Health Care, Intermountain Health Care, and public health systems at national, state and county levels.

D&I science capacity building, mentorship and collaborative partnership occurs by serving as: the National Coordinating Office for the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network—a nationwide constellation of 10 regional centers, a Hispanic/Latino and an American Indian/Native Alaskan culturally-based centers; Core Faculty at the NIMH funded Implementation Research Institute at the Washington University in St. Louis; D&I science workgroups with the NIH National Center for Translational Sciences, Academy Health, and the Health Care Systems Research Network; and coordinating the grassroots Stanford University Network for Dissemination and Implementation Research (SUNDIR).