IMPACT Center: Optimizing Evidence-Based Practice Implementation for Clinical Impact

Project Title: IMPACT Center: Optimizing Evidence-Based Practice Implementation for Clinical Impact (P50)
MPIs: Shannon Dorsey, Ph.D. & Cara Lewis, Ph.D.
Funding: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2021 – 2025)

The IMPACT Center: Optimizing Evidence-Based Practice Implementation for Clinical Impact is a collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, University of Washington and University of Michigan. The goal of the Center is to increase high-fidelity delivery of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth receiving mental healthcare in low-resource community settings. IMPACT Center’s approach is to optimize EBP implementation in community settings by partnering with stakeholders to develop practical implementation strategies, methods, and resources for the practice and scientific communities. The IMPACT Center attempts to solve 3 critical challenges to high-fidelity EBP delivery – (I) Identify and prioritize determinants of practice, (II) Match strategies to prioritized determinants, and (III) Optimize strategies – by testing novel methods in signature and pilot projects. Read more about the IMPACT Center here.

Check out this KP Blog on the IMPACT Center.

For more information on IMPACT Center methods, please consider the resources provided by our sibling center, OPTICC, funded by the National Cancer Institute: