With support from a Community Engagement partnership development grant awarded by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, BHWP worked to build a collaborative academic/community partnership with Front Range Clinic (FRC) – a network of treatment facilities serving patients with substance use disorders. This project planned for innovative whole health programming and translational research across multiple FRC locations throughout Colorado. Using principles of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), the project served to solicit community feedback and decision-making related to the implementation and evaluation of wellness services for FRC clients. Client-focused benefits from the program would include setting and working towards goals and improving daily functioning skills, quality of life, and life stability.
The partnership development funding period supported the following goals and activities: 1) conduct an assessment of FRC’s wellness program needs and capacity for new services, 2) pilot implementation of brief wellness tools and identify feasibility challenges to future programming, and 3) increase FRC’s capacity for data collection.