The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the National Behavioral Health Network’s 2017 Cancer Control Community of Practice for Community Behavioral Health Organizations (Cancer Control CoP). This CoP is a 6-month initiative that will be comprised of up to ten (10) community mental health or addiction treatment provider organizations that provide direct services to people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders and are interested in developing and/or enhancing their skills and knowledge in cancer control & prevention practices. Participating organizations will gain access to organizational change experts and informational resources to help them develop and implement evidence-based cancer control and prevention practices.
By participating in the CoP, organizations will:
- Recognize how adopting cancer prevention and control practices can support efforts to improve the overall health of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders by:
- Implementing cancer screening (both in integrated care settings and via referrals toother agencies).
- Accessing community-based cancer control and prevention resources in localcommunities or states.
- Establishing collaborative relationships to implement or enhance community-based cancer prevention and screening initiatives.
- Identifying technological approaches to enhancing cancer prevention and screening in integrative care settings.
- Financing cancer prevention and screening services
- Coordinating with state cancer control and prevention agencies
- Increase knowledge of and skills in the following best practices:
- Cancer prevention screening referral and navigation, and
- Community-based cancer control and prevention interventions, programs and resources.
- Obtain professional recognition at the local, state and national levels through presentation(s)and/or paper(s) that will be used to share successes and lessons learned.
Selected organizations will participate in an all-expense paid in-person orientation and action plan development meeting in Chicago, IL, monthly webinars with national experts that cover the topic areas identified above, and group coaching calls facilitated by CoP expert faculty. Throughout the course of the CoP, participating organizations will have the opportunity to develop and refine action plans for tracking and monitoring their cancer control goals. *Thanks to support from the CDC, the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control is able to offer this opportunity at NO COST to program participants.
PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Each participating organization will be responsible for identifying a CoP Core Implementation Team (CIT) of at least three members, which should consist of people involved in the organizations’ clinical operations, decision-making, and data collection and quality improvement processes. This could include, but is not limited to: upper management, HIT staff, peer/consumer representation, clinical staff and evaluators/analysts.
Teams from up to 10 organizations will participate in a 6-month CoP that will include:
- One (1) Kick-Off Webinar, June 6th, 2017, 3:30p – 4:30p ET
- One (1) in-person meeting which will be held in Chicago on June 27th, 2017. Note: Travel and logistics details will be sent to selected organizations at a later date.
- Sites are required to bring at least three (3) Core Implementation Team (CIT) members to the in-person meeting.
- Travel expenses for up to three (3) members of the CIT Team will be covered for program participants by the National Behavioral Health Network.
- Individual coaching calls, TBD during the following months: July 2017, August 2017, September 2017, October 2017
- Four (4) monthly webinars with national experts:
- July 11th, 2017, 2p – 4p ET
- August 8th, 2017, 2p – 4p ET
- September 12th, 2017, 2p – 4p ET
- October 17th, 2017, 2p – 4p ET
- Regular pre-assignment and action plan reporting submissions
Organizations are eligible for the Cancer Control CoP if they are a community mental health centers or addiction treatment provider organizations that provide direct services to people with mental health and substance use disorders, and are interested in developing or enhancing their skills and knowledge in cancer control & prevention practices.
This program is open only to National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control members. Click Here to join the Network for FREE before you apply.
For consideration, please complete the online application by 8:00pm EDT on Monday, May 22nd 2017. Questions about the CoP and this application can be sent to BHtheChange@thenationalcouncil.org.