Our Approach


Adapt and Design

  • Assess needs (utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods as relevant)

  • Select Evidence-Based Program (based on assessment and feasibility)

  • Tailor the program with the migrant population (using the ADAPT-IT method) 

  • Adjust and refine (for remote delivery as applicable for target population)


Monitor and Evaluate

  • Pilot test (through rigorous research methods)
  • Further refine and adapt (based on findings and stakeholder feedback)
  • Ongoing Adaptive Management (informed by  outcome and output data)
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Scale Up

  • Disseminate findings at multiple levels

  • Scale (build local capacity of researchers, clinicians and migrant populations)

  • Ongoing adaptive management

Our Model

Migrant Risk Environment

Potentially traumatic events and ongoing daily stressors (dangerous, difficult and demeaning jobs; conflict exposure; sexual violence; climate shocks; stigma and discrimination in host country; extreme poverty; limited social welfare programs and policies)

Outcomes Without Programs

Increase in mental health and psychosocial problems

Secondary Outcomes With MWP Programs

Barriers to treatment and services

Increase in risk behaviors

Increase disease


Spread of Disease

Functioning and well-being compromised

Primary Outcomes with MWP Programs

Decrease risk for disease

Reduction in mental health and psychosocial problems

Reduction in risk behaviors

Reduction in barriers to treatment and services

Improve functioning and well-being

Reduce spread of disease