Training North Carolina’s community mental health professionals
As part of the top-ranked UNC School of Medicine, the Center is well-positioned to provide community training and technical assistance for mental healthcare professionals throughout the state.
The Center was engaged early with policy makers as the state developed a new model for mental health care, Clinical Access Behavioral Health Care Agencies (CABHAS) in 2010. Partnering with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), the Center developed the Medical Directors’ Network to provide support and training for medical directors who head the new model. The leadership program currently serves psychiatrists/medical directors in MCOs, former CABHAs, CCCs, and CCNC and ACT psychiatrists.
In collaboration with the N.C. Division of Mental Health, Institute staff conduct assessments of all North Carolina ACT and IPS supported employment teams. The Institute provides training and technical assistance to the State, MCO staff, provider community and several states.