center for applied behavioral health policy

about us

The mission of the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is to improve practices, program implementation, and policies of human service systems that support families and individuals. We achieve this mission by engaging in services research, policy analysis, workforce enhancement, program development and evaluation.

Under the leadership of CABHP director Michael Shafer, Ph.D., CABHP is helping to ensure that the behavioral health of community is being addressed in a coordinated and comprehensive way, recognizing the interplay between behavioral health, child welfare, crime and housing.

Drawing on extensive research and evaluation, the CABHP staff works to ensure that public policy and programs are grounded in scientific or evidence-based approaches that respond to the needs and voices of the families and children served by community programs.

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