The Casa Esperanza Integrated Behavioral Health System-Evaluation and Organizational Capacity Development- A Longitudinal Community-Research Collaboration
To improve the health and well-being of Casa Esperanza's clients through providing research results about the program's efficacy, implementations of evidence-based practices and consulting on organizational capacity expansion using a community collaborative approach.
The Casa Esperanza collaboration is a more than 10 year collaboration between Casa Esperanza, a behavioral health treatment system for Latinx in Massachusetts and the Executive Director of the Cross-National Behavioral Health Lab, Professor Lundgren, the PI of the outcome evaluation of grants funded by SAMHSA. Together, this collaboration has provided over $35 million dollars in evidence-based treatment to the Latinx community and more than $5 million dollars in evaluation and research funds. Our newest collaborators are at Brandeis University, Heller School of Health Policy. Together, with Dr. Mary Jo Larson at the Heller School, we will expand our grants portfolio and further disseminate research findings benefitting from the statistical and addictions expertise of the Heller team.
Casa Esperanza collaboration grants:
Lundgren PI Outcome evaluation: Treatment for Latinx homeless people in Massachusetts. Funder SAMHSA through a contract with Casa. Outcome evaluation: $500,000. Funding for EBP treatment: $2.5 million.
2017 - 2022
Lundgren PI. Outcome evaluation: Tu Bienestar - Casa Esperanza. HIV-prevention grant for the Latinx community. Funder SAMHSA through a contract with Casa. $490,000 for outcome evaluation. Funding to Casa Esperanza to provide EBP HIV prevention services: approximately $2.4 million.
Lundgren PI. Outcome evaluation: Offender Reentry program Casa Esperanza. Funder SAMHSA through a contract with Casa. Outcome evaluation funding: $417,000. Funding to Casa Esperanza approximately $2.3 million.
Lundgren PI. Outcome evaluation of implementation of Medication Assisted Drug Treatment for Opioid Use. Funding for outcome evaluation: $285,000.
Lundgren PI Outcome evaluation: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR). Funder SAMHSA through a contract with Casa. Outcome evaluation $120,000. Funding to Casa: $600,000.
Lundgren PI. Outcome evaluation: Mi Camino; Peer lead recovery support. Funder SAMHSA through a contract with Casa. Outcome evaluation $150,000. Funding to Casa: $750,000.