Technology and Implementation

Promoting Evidence-Based Skills

Numerous best practices have emerged in homelessness, mental health, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, and community violence. To implement these practices, we must close the gap between research and practice. C4’s staff and partners translate the latest research into real-world tools, services, training, and technical assistance. Our clients in government, business, and the social services turn to us for training, web-based solutions, program design and evaluation, and innovative products that are practical, accessible, and adaptable in any service setting.

Our Expert Team

The C4 Dissemination and Implementation team, led by Lisa Carlucci Thomas, is comprised of educational technologists, web developers, graphic designers, and multimedia production specialists. Our team creatively integrates adult learning principles, beautiful design, and cutting-edge technology into everything we do. For more information, contact Lisa Carlucci Thomas. Click on team member’s name to learn more.
Lisa Carlucci ThomasLisa Carlucci Thomas, M.S., Director, Dissemination & Implementation
Joy AlexanderJoy Alexander, M.Ed., Graphic Designer
Mikey DuongMikey Duong, C.C., Developer
Corey GrantCorey Grant, M.S., Graphic Designer
Melissa Moriarty headshotMelissa Moriarty, M.S, Videographer/ Multimedia Specialist
Nichols_SarahSarah Nichols, B.A., Senior Graphic Designer
Alex SchapiraAlex Schapira, B.S., Multimedia Specialist
Alex ShulmanAlex Shulman, M.A., Program Assistant
Erika SimonErika Simon, M.A., Senior Multimedia Producer
Michael Torocsik, B.S., Producer
Nick VandenbergNick Vandenberg, B.S.S., Audio/Video Production
Alan ZaitchikAlan Zaitchik, Ph.D., Lead Senior Technologist

Examples of Our Work

On Track–The Game

In partnership with Dr. Lisa Dixon, C4 developed and piloted a prototype of an online game for young people experiencing first episode psychosis. The game gives opportunities to practice real life situations through role playing and simulations. Watch this demo to learn more.

Recovery Track Mobile App

In partnership with TRI and EDI, C4 developed a mobile app to ask assessment questions of people in recovery and share information collected with their counselors. The app includes opportunities for daily reflections on personalized goals, expressive digital imagery, and prompts for reaching out to support networks. Watch this demo to learn more.

New Methods Bridge Gaps between Research & Practice

C4’s Jeff Olivet presented at the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series about bridging the gap between research and practice through creative and compassionate application of new learning and teaching methods. Read more in the NIH Record.
Photo credit: Ernie Branson for NIMH.

Learning Platform Addressing First Episode Psychosis

With funding from National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), C4 and partners are developing an innovative online learning platform to train and support teams to provide Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) care for young people experiencing first episode psychosis. The learning platform will include self-paced online modules, interactive multimedia case studies, instructor-led online courses, peer interaction through an online discussion forum, and multi-site case conferencing.

SBIR/STTR Logo Designed by C4 Staff Member

SBIR STTR LogoThe Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs unveiled a new logo developed in partnership with C4 designer, Kristen Nichols. The new logo depicts innovation, spreading knowledge, and seeding the future. Nichols’ design was chosen through a contest—America’s Seed Fund Logo Design Competition—sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).