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CCBHC-E National Training & Technical Assistance Center Listening Session

CoE Office Hour: Understand Health Inequities, Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health within Integrated Care Settings

Due to the far-reaching effects of structural racism and other forms of discrimination, many communities of color and other historically marginalized groups experience unique conditions where they live, learn, work and play. These social determinants of health affect people’s health and quality of life.  


Integrated care settings play a critical role in advancing equitable health outcomes by extending comprehensive and whole-person care to those most in need. Providers must increase their ability to identify and address the intersecting health and social needs of those they serve.  


Join us and our panel of health equity experts on Thursday, December 16, 2 – 3 p.m. ET to explore the connections between health inequity, health disparities and social determinants of health. To kick off this session, authors of the new toolkit Access for Everyone: A Toolkit for Addressing Health Equity and Racial Justice within Integrated Care Settings will introduce two brand-new modules that specifically address health inequity, health disparities, and social determinants of health. 

CCBHC-E National TTA Center Launch and Grantee Webinar

With funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the TTA Center provides training and technical assistance support to CCBHC-E grantees. Its goal is to promote understanding of and adherence to the CCBHC model so you can successfully provide comprehensive, 24/7 access to community-based mental health and substance use treatment services, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and physical health care.

This launch webinar helped attendees:

  • Understand the scope of supports available at no cost through the TTA Center.
  • Learn how to access tools and resources to support CCBHC implementation.
  • Explore forthcoming CCBHC training offerings, coaching and group learning opportunities.

Oral Health, Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment: A Toolkit in Action

Oral health can be an overwhelming concern for individuals living with mental health or substance use challenges, but often is not commonly addressed. Oral health, mental health and substance use treatment are intricately linked. Uncoordinated oral and behavioral health care and lack of access to care can drastically exacerbate existing health disparities, increase health care costs, and result in poor overall health outcomes for those most at-risk. 

To address this growing unmet need, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE-IHS) in collaboration with Bowling Business Strategies, have been exploring opportunities for providers to integrate oral health, mental health, and substance use treatment services. After developing an environmental scan of successful oral health and behavioral health integration models and learning more about challenges that providers face in advancing the integration of these services, the CoE-IHS developed a toolkit, Oral Health, Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment: A Framework for Care Coordination & Integration 

Join us on Tuesday, December 14th from 3:00-4:00pm ET for our upcoming webinar: Oral Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use Treatment Integration: A Toolkit in Action to hear from experts in the field as we explore the toolkit and discuss its ways you can incorporate similar integration models within your practice settings. 

Safety Planning for Danger to Others, It’s Very Different Than Suicide Safety Planning

Safety planning for violence risk starts with identifying evidence-based risk factors. To help providers develop a safety plan, structured risk assessment instruments contain checklists of evidence-based risk factors to document completion.

The core of a safety plan includes strategies and tactics for managing risk, including tactics for monitoring patients and identifying warning signs, patient supervision, treatment options and victim safety planning. A good plan also identifies who will implement each aspect of the plan and addresses any issues about adhering to confidentiality regulations.

Leading the way forward for CCBHCs: Netsmart and National Council Population Health Partnership

There’s the saying: “good things come in twos.” The enhanced partnership between The National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Netsmart is designed to keep more of the goodness – care coordination, population health management, value-based care – moving ahead with better outcomes than ever before.

Attend this webinar to learn how CCBHCs, health homes and other behavioral health organizations can benefit from this relationship, including:

  • Access to a national CCBHC outcomes and reporting data repository
  • Best practices and stories of CCBHC model transformation
  • Information on the preferred care coordination solution for CCBHCs, CareManager
  • A platform that can help identify gaps in care, including social determinants of health
  • Experts, practices, and technology that support proactive care delivery, improved outcomes and reduced costs
  • Networking and partnership with CCBHCs across the U.S.

Join the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Missouri Behavioral Health Council and Netsmart for this informative webinar. You’ll walk away understanding how the marriage of technology and partnership can help you deliver a more comprehensive range of mental health services while lowering costs across the behavioral health ecosystem.

The Impact of CCBHCs: How the CCBHC Model is Transforming Patient Care and Staff Training

Since 2017, the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program has significantly improved access to quality mental health and addiction care in community-based settings. Today, there are more than 430 CCBHCs operating in 42 states plus Washington, D.C. and Guam.

With a growing number of states moving to implement the model – similar to other value-based or alternative payment models – independently via state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver, how can clinics seize the opportunity to leverage CCBHC status and funding to enhance staff training and clinical operations.

Learning objectives:

  • Why states are turning to the CCBHC model as the ‘gold standard’ of delivery system transformation.
  • Opportunities the CCBHC model presents for clinics – and highlights on how the eight original demonstration states have transformed behavioral health systems.
  • How clinics can improve staff training on the required CCBHC certification criteria, including trauma-informed care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), substance-use disorder, and crisis prevention.

CoE Office Hour: Exploring Partnerships Between School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) & Community-Based Mental Health Organizations

Poor mental wellbeing is a growing concern for children and adolescents across the country, and school settings and school-based staff are on the front lines of their health needs. They play a unique role in ensuring children and adolescents are connected to the appropriate resources.  

As the demand for mental health and substance use recovery services continues to rise, it is critical to consider partnerships that will increase access to these services for our children and youth. School-based health centers (SBHCs), operated as a partnership between schools and community health centers, play a key role in prevention, early intervention and treatment for mental health and substance use challenges in children and adolescents.  

Do you currently have a strong partnership with a school? Questions about how to establish new partnerships or strengthen existing ones? Join us on Monday, December 6, from 1– 2p.m. ET for our Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE-IHS) Office Hour session, Exploring Partnerships Between School-Based Health Centers and Community Health Clinics. Hear from organizations with successful partnerships and share your insights, perspectives and questions in this interactive office hour session!  

Data-driven Opportunities to Improve Early Psychosis Intervention

CoE Office Hour: Q&A – Introducing an Innovative Toolkit to Advance Health Equity in Integrated Care Settings

Did you attend the health equity toolkit introduction session on November 15th? Further your understanding – and get live answers to pressing questions about the unveiling of our new toolkit – during our follow-up CoE Office Hour on Thursday, November 18th, from 2:00-3:00pm ET. With integrated health and health equity experts, we can discuss ways in which this toolkit will advance health equity within your organization!

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