Research Program Evaluation Training About Us

Our Core Objectives

CHAMMP is organized around three integrated objectives: 
  1. To design and test clinically relevant interventions through funded research collaborations
  2. To evaluate state, county, and other publicly funded programs with the purpose of informing policy and program development
  3. To disseminate evidence-based findings through training and program implementation

Research Enhanced Service Commitments

One of the core objectives of the CHAMMP center is to carry out cutting edge research focused on the development, testing, and implementation of evidence-based interventions for patients with addictions, mental illness, and medical vulnerabilities. The most advanced research is that funded by federal agencies and foundations after being subjected to highly critical review by top scientists and experts in the field. CHAMMP is proud to have a cadre of affiliated investigators who have independently attained funding from the top research agencies and foundations.

Embedded in this objective is CHAMMP’s overarching commitment to support Harborview Medical Center, King county, Washington state and national programs in improving healthcare for individuals with addictions and chronic mental and medical conditions.  As an example our CHAMMP faculty provide direct clinical service to a number of Harborview Medical Center programs as part of their work on federal grants including:
  • Increased screening and brief interventions for alcohol/drug problems in the emergency department, the Trauma Center, and in primary care clinics
  • Improved psychiatric assessment in the Hepatitis C Clinic, the Geriatric Clinic and Occupational Medicine Clinic
  • Enhanced treatment for mental illness and substance abuse for patients attending the Adult Medicine Clinic, Trauma surgery, Family Medicine Clinic, Epilepsy Clinic, and Endocrinology Clinic (diabetic patients)
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Program Evaluation

Through Program Evaluation, we provide unique opportunities for expert evaluators aligned with academia to partner with state and county agencies on policy-relevant projects of mutual interest. Together we share in rich opportunities to explore how to translate study findings into meaningful changes in programs and policies as a way of advancing our mission to improve the healthcare of complex patients with co-morbidities. Learn more >

Training & Dissemination

Finally through Training & Dissemination, we provide important service to the greater healthcare community in the form of evidence-based, practical behavioral and pharmacologic skills training to clinicians in mental health, medical, and research settings.  Our annual statewide conference successfully engages hundreds of community healthcare providers each fall and provides the opportunity to learn about the most recent evidence-based practices through didactic as well as interactive hands-on skills-building workshops. Learn more >