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The Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) Ask the Expert series is designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between CCBHCs and other experts by sharing past experiences, lessons learned and open discussion. The first Ask the Expert sessions focus on connecting new CCBHC expansion grantees with experts and experienced CCBHCs on key competencies and criteria during start-up.

Getting to CCBHC in Four Months

Expansion grantees are navigating new service lines, partnerships, data collection and grants management – and trying to check all these boxes in just four months.

Topics included: Best practices in grants management, assessing and prioritizing multiple organizational changes and setting yourself up for sustainability.

Expert Facilitators: Becca Farley David, Samantha Holcombe, Alicia Kirley
CCBHC Spotlighted Providers: MHP Boulder (Colo.), Monarch (N.C.)
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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Navigating the CCBHC Data World

NOMS, SPARS, GRPA, CQI – it may feel like you’re learning a new language when it comes to CCBHC data.

Topics included: Start-up approaches for establishing data capture, management and analysis systems, as well as considerations for sustainable quality measurement and monitoring as a CCBHC.

Expert Facilitators: Alicia Kirley, Becca Farley David, Samantha Holcombe
CCBHC Spotlighted Provider: Centerstone
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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Expand, Educate and Adapt
Leveraging CCBHC Funding to Optimize Your Workforce

The CCBHC model is designed to expand clinics’ capacity to serve more people comprehensively through a workforce trained to provide culturally competent, trauma-informed care.

Topics included: How to optimize your current staff, ways to leverage CCBHC funding for staffing and training and adapting in the era of COVID-19.

Expert Facilitators: Becca Farley David, Samantha Holcombe
CCBHC Spotlighted Provider: Northwestern Mental Health Center (Minn.), Red Rocks Behavioral Health Services (Okla)
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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Establishing Effective Partnerships

Partnerships with designated collaborating organizations and other community-based organizations and services are critical for success as a CCBHC.

Topics include: Legal and operational considerations for establishing effective partnerships.

Expert Facilitators: Samantha Holcombe, Susannah Vance Goplan, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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Military and Veterans Services

Improving outreach and access to care for military members and veterans is crucial for both the well-being of communities and for success in the CCBHC model.

Topics include: Strengthening relationships with community support organizations and local VAs and looking creatively for opportunities to connect with veterans in social settings.

Expert Facilitator: Col. Thomas Stokes, Journey to Normal
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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