STRIDE Project Summary and Resources

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STRIDE is an evidence-based lifestyle program that aims to promote a healthy weight among adults who are prescribed antipsychotic medications and who are overweight or obese. The intervention emphasizes moderate caloric reduction, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, and physical activity.

The 18-month STRIDE implementation project (January 2021-June 2022) involved intensive TA to a single large Behavioral Health Organization in Tacoma WA to implement STRIDE groups to improve health outcomes among their adult clients with psychosis. Northwest MHTTC partnered with the developers of the STRIDE intervention, researchers and trainers from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland OR. Together, we supported Comprehensive Life Resources to launch STRIDE lifestyle groups and develop a plan for sustaining and scaling this program throughout the adult outpatient care programs at their organization.


Part One ~ Self-Paced Course: Empowering Wellness in Mental Health: Helping People with their Lifestyle Changes 

  • 1-hour online course providing the context around the impact of medications and symptoms associated with serious mental illness, motivational interviewing and evidence-based recommendations.


Part Two ~ STRIDE Program Group Facilitator Curriculum Package

Comprehensive guide for learners including:

  • An overview guide
  • Two video training sessions with the program creators
  • Accompanying slide decks (click on the green Download button above)
  • Promotional poster for participant recruitment. (click on the green Download button above)


Part Three ~ Self-Paced Course: STRIDE Program Group Facilitator Training

  • This 5-hour online course is a follow up to the popular Empowering Wellness in Mental Health: Helping People with their Lifestyle Changes, which outlines the principles and evidence behind the STRIDE Program, developed by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.
  • This course includes videos with the original researchers and trainers on STRIDE and brings a deeper understanding on why and how to implement STRIDE groups in an agency.



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