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Adoption of Clinical and Business Trainings by Child Mental Health Clinics in New York State

Chor, Ka Ho Brian; Olin, Su-Chin Serene; Weaver, Jamie; Cleek, Andrew F; McKay, Mary M; Hoagwood, Kimberly E; Horwitz, Sarah M
Objective: This study prospectively examined the naturalistic adoption of clinical and business evidence-informed training by all 346 outpatient mental health clinics licensed to treat children, adolescents, and their families in New York State. Methods: The study used attendance data (September 2011-August 2013) from the Clinic Technical Assistance Center, a training, consultation, and educational center funded by the state Office of Mental Health, to classify the clinics' adoption of 33 trainings. Adoption behavior was classified by number, type, and intensity of trainings. The clinics were classified into four adopter groups reflecting the highest training intensity in which they participated (low, medium, and high adopters and "super-adopters"). Results: A total of 268 clinics adopted trainings (median=5); business and clinical trainings were about equally accessed (82% versus 78%). Participation was highest for hour-long Webinars (96%) followed by learning collaboratives, which take six to 18 months to complete (34%). Most (73%-94%) adopters of business learning collaboratives and all adopters of clinical learning collaboratives had previously sampled a Webinar, although maintaining participation in learning collaboratives was a challenge. The adopter groups captured meaningful adopter profiles: 41% of clinics were low adopters that selected fewer trainings and participated only in Webinars, and 34% were high or super-adopters that accessed more trainings and participated in at least one learning collaborative. Conclusions: More nuanced definitions of adoption behavior can improve the understanding of clinic adoption of training and hence promote the development of efficient rollout strategies by state systems.
PMID: 25082362
ISSN: 1075-2730
CID: 1090392

Scaling up Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Families in New York State: Toward Evidence-Based Policies on Implementation for State Mental Health Systems

Hoagwood, Kimberly Eaton; Olin, S Serene; Horwitz, Sarah; McKay, Mary; Cleek, Andrew; Gleacher, Alissa; Lewandowski, Eric; Nadeem, Erum; Acri, Mary; Chor, Ka Ho Brian; Kuppinger, Anne; Burton, Geraldine; Weiss, Dara; Frank, Samantha; Finnerty, Molly; Bradbury, Donna M; Woodlock, Kristin M; Hogan, Michael
Dissemination of innovations is widely considered the sine qua non for system improvement. At least two dozen states are rolling out evidence-based mental health practices targeted at children and families using trainings, consultations, webinars, and learning collaboratives to improve quality and outcomes. In New York State (NYS) a group of researchers, policymakers, providers, and family support specialists have worked in partnership since 2002 to redesign and evaluate the children's mental health system. Five system strategies driven by empirically based practices and organized within a state-supported infrastructure have been used in the child and family service system with more than 2,000 providers: (a) business practices, (b) use of health information technologies in quality improvement, (c) specific clinical interventions targeted at common childhood disorders, (d) parent activation, and (e) quality indicator development. The NYS system has provided a laboratory for naturalistic experiments. We describe these initiatives, key findings and challenges, lessons learned for scaling, and implications for creating evidence-based implementation policies in state systems.
PMID: 24460518
ISSN: 1537-4416
CID: 801952

Beyond Context to the Skyline: Thinking in 3D

Hoagwood, Kimberly; Olin, Serene; Cleek, Andrew
Sweeping and profound structural, regulatory, and fiscal changes are rapidly reshaping the contours of health and mental health practice. The community-based practice contexts described in the excellent review by Garland and colleagues are being fundamentally altered with different business models, regional networks, accountability standards, and incentive structures. If community-based mental health services are to remain viable, the two-dimensional and flat research and practice paradigm has to be replaced with three-dimensional thinking. Failure to take seriously the changes that are happening to the larger healthcare context and respond actively through significant system redesign will lead to the demise of specialty mental health services.
PMID: 23283477
ISSN: 0894-587x
CID: 218132

Motivation-Based Interventions for Obesity in Serious Mental Illness [Editorial]

Tse, Jeanie; Chow, Elisa; Sultana-Cordero, Rosemarie; Titus-Prescott, Marcia; Chiles, Ruth; Cleek, Andrew; Cleek, Elizabeth
ISSN: 0048-5713
CID: 157629

Best practices: wellness self-management: an adaptation of the illness management and recovery program in New York State

Salerno, Anthony; Margolies, Paul; Cleek, Andrew; Pollock, Michele; Gopalan, Geetha; Jackson, Carlos
Wellness Self-Management (WSM) is a recovery-oriented, curriculum-based practice designed to help adults with serious mental health problems make informed decisions and take action to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. WSM is an adaptation of the illness management and recovery program, a nationally recognized best practice. WSM uses comprehensive personal workbooks for group facilitators and consumers and employs a structured and easy-to-implement group facilitation framework. Currently, more than 100 adult mental health agencies are implementing WSM in New York State. The authors describe the development and key features of WSM and an initiative to promote widespread adoption and sustainability.
PMID: 21532068
ISSN: 1075-2730
CID: 231042