RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


National Registry Seeks Innovative Practices
August 17, 2006

The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, under contract with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is seeking programs for recognition and inclusion in the Registry of Innovative Practices in Workforce Development. PCPA is encouraging members who have instituted innovations in workforce development in one or more of the following eight areas to consider nominating their programs for this registry:

  • Consumer and Family/Adult Mental Health,
  • Child and Adolescent/School Based Mental Health,
  • Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Persons in Recovery,
  • Substance Abuse Prevention,
  • Rural Issues,
  • Older Adults Issues,
  • Cultural Competency, and
  • Leadership.

Types of innovations may include teaching methods that are especially creative and engaging, training content that demonstrates presentation of current best science, novel delivery mechanisms for state-of-the-science education and training, significant involvement of people in recovery or families as teachers and students, and strategies that show either demonstrated success or real promise for recruiting and retaining members of the behavioral health workforce, especially focusing on strategies that recruit and retain staff with linguistic and cultural competency.

Nomination forms, selection criteria, and additional information can be found at www.annapoliscoalition.org/innovative_practices.php. Deadline for submission of nominations is September 8. All nominations must be submitted electronically by sending a completed nomination form as an email attachment to director@annapoliscoalition.org. Self-nominations are accepted. For additional information or questions contact Maria O’Connell, the coordinator for the registry, at 203-764-7593 or maria.oconnell@yale.edu.

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