Southeast MHTTC CCBHC Learning Community
Southeast CCBHC Learning Community Opportunity
In 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health services in the United States. The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Southeast MHTTC) serves the eight states in HHS Region IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, in collaboration with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing CCBHC Success Center, invites community mental health centers, behavioral health associations, and policymakers from the region to participate in a Southeast CCBHC Learning Community. This Learning Community will focus on orienting participants to the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model, highlighting the impact of the program to date, and identifying considerations for implementation and sustainability of the model.
What is a CCBHC?
This Learning Community will support the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) model, an innovative approach to providing access to mental health and addiction care. CCBHCs deliver integrated and comprehensive care with a focus on a range of services, including but not limited to, crisis stabilization, evidence-based practices, care coordination, and key partnerships. CCBHCs have the potential to expand access to quality mental health and addiction treatment as well as form partnerships with other agencies to improve care, reduce recidivism, and prevent hospital readmissions. To date, approximately 340 CCBHCs are in operation across 40 states.*
Southeast CCBHC Learning Community Overview
The Southeast CCBHC Learning Community will consist of six virtual learning sessions and six technical assistance/coaching sessions, occurring each week for a total of 12 weeks (Thursdays | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET September 23 - December 16, 2021).
Mental health agencies, associations, or policymakers selected to participate in the learning Community (Refer to Eligibility Section) will work toward the common mission of improving access to integrated, evidence-based behavioral health care. Learning sessions will focus on the following topic areas:
- Orientation to the CCBHC model and pathways to sustainability
- CCBHC scope of services
- Innovative approaches and partnerships that drive improved outcomes
- Optimizing data to drive clinical decision-making
- Participate in 6 one-hour virtual learning sessions with the Southeast MHTTC and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing CCBHC Success Center
- Participate in 6 one-hour virtual technical assistance sessions for shared learning, progress reporting, and consultation
- Engage in ongoing evaluation (including intermittent survey and interview formats) of the impact of Learning Community participation
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Eligibility is open to community mental health providers, professional organizations, state agencies, and policymakers in HHS Region IV States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Applicants may have interest in learning more about the CCBHC model, be in the process of applying to become a CCBHC, implementing a CCBHC that received funding, or developing a plan for sustainability after funding has ended.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no charge for participating in the Southeast CCBHC Learning Community.
How Can I Apply?
Please use the online portal to submit information for participation in the Southeast CCBHC Learning Community. Applications should identify one individual to serve as the main point of contact. Multi-disciplinary representation is encouraged but participation is limited to five (5) individuals per agency or organization. Selected applicants must have internet access to be able to participate in the twelve (12) virtual learning experiences. Other relevant information to include in the application includes a brief overview of the agency/organization's current work and commitment to learning about, interest in implementing, or sustaining the CCBHC model.
The deadline for submitting applications through the online portal is Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 5:00 PM (ET). Notification of participation decisions will occur by September 17, 2021.
To submit an application, please click here to access the online portal.
For questions about this program or submission process, please email us at [email protected] or call 404-387-8515.