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Mission Statement & Objectives

The Behavioral Health Research Institute is collaboration among academic instructors, provider networks, and community stakeholders dedicated to the study of behavioral health issues and treatment outcomes. The mission of the Institute is to establish best practice standards for the future that will improve behavioral health services as it affects individuals, families, and communities.

In order to uphold its mission, the Behavioral Health Research Institute pursues the following objectives


1. To foster an awareness of the significance of outcome measurement produced by longitudinal observations
2. To develop, gather, evaluate and report outcome data on mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities across the life course.
3. To assess consumer response to care based on satisfaction, functional change, and quality of life.
4. To discover how practice patterns responding to certain patient profiling results in sustainable improvement over time.
5. To generate better information than that currently available on appropriate and cost effective clinical interventions.
6. To make recommendations on clinical path efficiencies for behavioral health care.
7. To generate findings that would be used to establish best practice standards for the future.
8. To provide training and implementation of findings to behavioral health care providers.

Contact information: Jeffrey D. Leitzel, Ph.D., President/CEO
Behavioral Health Research Institute, 326 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18503
Voice:(570) 650-6286 Fax:(570) 383-6847  e-mail: BHRI@BHRI.NET