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PARTNERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

At Vinfen, we are dedicated to providing services that combine the very best evidence-based practices with the most innovative, effective interventions. To achieve this, we partner with leading academic institutions, health care organizations, information technology companies, foundations, and other funding agencies to develop and evaluate novel solutions to the challenges of the people we serve.

To accomplish these goals, Vinfen actively engages in strategic partnerships and alliances. If you have any questions or would like further information about partnering, please contact Elizabeth Cella, Director of Project Management, at 617-441-1747 or cellae@vinfen.org.

To learn more about our partners in research and innovation, check out the links below.

BOSCH HEALTHCARE

Bosch Healthcare creates technology connections for care that improve medical and financial outcomes. Vinfen is partnering with Bosch Healthcare on an innovative project to embed telehealth in a community based health home. To learn more about this project, visit the Community Based Health Homes for Adults with Serious Mental Illness profile page.

WELLFRAME

Vinfen is partnering with this exciting new technology company to evaluate Wellframe’s mobile care management platform to engage young adults in health self management. To learn more about this project, visit the Technology Enhanced Service Delivery for Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness profile page. This project is supported by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health is focused on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting substance use and co-occurring behavioral health issues. Through our partnership, Vinfen is exploring the use of technology to enhance evidence-based supported employment programs.

DARTMOUTH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH POLICY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is where knowledge informs change. The Institute stands on a 30-year history of asking challenging questions about medical care and is currently working to fix these problems. Vinfen and the team of Dr. Steve Bartels at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice have maintained a decade-long partnership focused on emerging best practices and innovative health solutions for people with serious psychiatric conditions. Vinfen is working with Dartmouth on three innovative projects: Community Based Health Homes for Adults with Serious Mental Illness, a Planning Grant for Community-based Health Home in an Integrated Care Partnership for Adults with SMI, and a new NIMH funded project due to start in 2015, Improving Health and Reducing Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness.

COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PARTNERS

In most of the research and innovation projects, Vinfen has engaged other community behavioral health partners, including organizations such as Baycove Human Services, North Suffolk Mental Health, and Brookline Community Mental Health Center.

To learn more about partners which have funded research and innovation, check out the links below: