Mission, Vision, and Purpose

The mission of the AIMS Center is to improve the health of populations by advancing effective, integrated behavioral healthcare.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the AIMS Center is to inspire providers, researchers, and decision-makers to transform healthcare and improve patient outcomes. We accomplish this by translating and researching evidence-based approaches to behavioral health integration. 

Our Vision

We believe there is no health without mental health and envision a world where medical and behavioral health professionals work together to provide collaborative, patient-centered care.

Our Values


We clearly define internal and external commitments and objectives, measure progress transparently, and take responsibility for continuous improvement. We are committed to learning from our successes and failures.


We are committed to asking questions and learning in ways that promote our evolution as an organization and contribute to the larger scientic dialogue. We never stop asking questions.


We work with internal and external partners exchanging expertise to reach our shared goals. We believe none of us is as smart as all of us.


We evaluate our programs for positive impact to determine our future direction. We are motivated by outcomes that work.


We value creative problem solving for population health care challenges by developing evidence-base solutions for real world practices. Our favorite question is “why not?”


We seek out relationships where learning is a reciprocal process, working toward the shared goal of improving the overall health of populations. We learn from every relationship.