Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI)

Transforming Behavioral Health Practice Through Integration, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement

The Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI) is dedicated to the design and improvement of behavioral health practice. Under Jim Fauth’s leadership since 2002, the Center has grown into a regional hub for evaluation and practice improvement.


To improve the health and well being of underserved populations


AUNE faculty and students, working shoulder to shoulder with community partners, to improve behavioral health practice and outcomes


  • Integration of behavioral health expertise in primary care and other settings
  • Knowledge translation
  • Developmental, formative and summative evaluation
  • External facilitation
  • Technical assistance

Areas of Focus

  • Children’s behavioral health
  • Community health/collective impact
  • Hospital readmissions
  • Integration of behavioral health into primary care settings
  • Prevention of suicide
  • Substance abuse