The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) has been leading change at the national, state, and local levels for more than 30 years. We are dedicated to fostering safer and healthier young people, families, and communities.
We believe in changing beliefs and actions by providing supportive learning experiences, promoting effective and evidence-based practices, and engaging community voices. Those shifts happen by collaborating with people where they are, including in neighborhoods, organizations, agencies, and systems. Together, through our shared work, we enhance collective effectiveness and impact.
We build organizational, leadership, and workforce capacity to improve mental and behavioral health services and outcomes. We are passionate about connecting leaders and change makers with learnings from research, lived experience, and cultural and community expertise.
We are committed to social change and betterment by bridging research to practice.