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The Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare through technological advancement to integrate research and technology with clinical practice.

CRI has been awarded $130 million in research grants, established partnerships with prominent universities and researchers across the nation, and has been involved in 150 groundbreaking studies. CRI’s technology innovators are creating the next generation of tools to transform healthcare organizations’ data into functional, insightful information to improve operations, reduce costs, and enhance patient care. Among the organization’s most significant accomplishments is the 2014 partnership with and Verizon to develop coactionHealth. coactionHealth is a novel clinical intervention that integrates mobile technology and data analytics into a coordinated care program, helping people with complex mental and physical health conditions better manage their health and stay out of hospitals.

The field of behavioral healthcare care needs technological advancement to reduce the 13–17 year delay between significant treatment breakthroughs and the standard use of those treatments in clinical settings. This gap means that a young person diagnosed with depression may have to struggle for 15 years before receiving optimal treatment already known today. CRI aims to bridge this gap between science and service, so the 33 million Americans seeking help for behavioral health disorders receive the most effective care without delay.

Through its work, CRI’s vision is to create a future where all individuals and families facing behavioral health disorders receive exceptional care grounded in mental and physical whole-person wellness. The team at CRI pursues this through the acceleration of research, technology, and clinical innovation, balancing technology with humanity to enhance the quality of care while enriching the patient experience.

CRI was birthed out of Centerstone of America, the nation’s largest non-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. CRI, initially formed as the research arm of Centerstone, became its own 501(c)(3) organization in 2001. However, CRI remains closely linked to Centerstone and, as a the team, we are dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals with mental health and addiction disorders.