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Improving the lives of patients and their families and strengthening the behavioral health workforce

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CHESS is a multi-disciplinary center whose research and innovations have led to such practical results as longer life for patients with lung cancer, reduction in relapse rates for people in recovery, shorter waiting times for people trying to get into addiction treatment, and improved quality of life among older adults.

CHESS also leads national and regional projects to develop and strengthen the  behavioral healthcare workforce that provides
prevention, treatment and recovery support services for substance use disorder and mental illness.



Learn More About CHESS


At CHESS, we're not just conducting research, we're exploring the frontiers of individual and organizational systems transformation. Our multidisciplinary Center includes researchers from multiple fields.

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Learn about CHESS innovations that leverage mobile technology to help people manage chronic health conditions and NIATx, our pioneering process improvement model designed for the behavioral health field.

Professional Support

CHESS projects include professional support to organizations and individuals to enhance skills and accelerate the use of evidence-based practices in substance use and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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CHESS By The Numbers

150M+ Dollars

Since 2006, CHESS has received over $150 million to support our research.

300+ Publications

CHESS researchers have published over 300 peer-reviewed articles.

Countless Lives Affected

Over 40 years of research has positively impacted countless patients, family members, clinicians…to name just a few.