Strengthen Infrastructure Across MH/SA Programs (Prevention) – Project 4.a.i.i.i


There is a need to strengthen the support and collaboration among leaders, professionals, and community members working across mental health and substance use disorder programs to ensure that meaningful data and information at the local level is shared. Working on quality training improvement, evaluation, evidence-based approaches, and cross-disciplinary collaborations to help grow this relatively new field.

Care Compass Network’s Goals

  • Provide educational training to strengthen the infrastructure and encourage collaboration across Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs with Primary Care Clinics.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Project?

Any Hospital, Community-based Organization or Educational Institutions providing mental health and substance use disorder services (any clinic participating in Project 3.a.i – Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services is not eligible to participate in this project).

Latest News & Updates

Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses Program (SPAN) – October 8, 2019

SPAN provides nurses access to treatment, helping them preserve their license and employment status. SPAN also provides ongoing support throughout the recovery process through their peer support program. Click here for more information.

New NYS MAT Requirements – April 18, 2019

In an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths, increased access to buprenorphine treatment is urgently needed. New York State now requires that patients who have been treated for an opioid overdose in the emergency room be provided medication-assisted treatment or a referral for MAT before discharge. Under current regulations, authorized practitioners are required to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Click here to find an upcoming waiver training opportunity.

Buprenorphine Resources – March 12, 2019

During a recent Buprenorphine Waiver training, the trainers provided additional resources and materials for the participants. Click here to view the list of additional reading materials.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator – December 6, 2018

SAMHSA developed a user-friendly tool that anyone can use when seeking treatment facilities in the U.S for substance use/addiction and/or mental health concerns. The tool was created in response to the growing demand for treatment services, and to increase the visibility of treatment service providers […] Access Locator Map

Peer Support Toolkit – November 7, 2018

The Peer Support Toolkit, developed by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, is an interactive guide addressing specific implementation issues relevant to agencies in various stages of integrating peer support services. […] Download Toolkit

School Mental Health Resource & Training Center Launches to Support New York Schools with Mental Health Instruction – September 6, 2018

The Mental Health Association of New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) has officially launched the School Mental Health Resource & Training Center to assist all New York State public and private schools with the implementation of the new state law that requires mental health education in all K-12 classrooms. The new law ensures that all elementary, middle, and high school students receive instruction in mental health and wellness, emphasizing mental health literacy to prepare students with lifelong skills to understand mental wellness and increase their awareness of when and how to access treatment or support for themselves or others. […] Read Press Release

OASAS Approved Screening Instruments – August 2, 2018

NYS OASAS has approved several evidence-based screening instruments for alcohol and substance use disorder. As new screening instruments become available or approved, the website will be updated to give providers the most up-to-date list of evidence-based screening tools. Visit the OASAS website to view the approved list.

Building a Brighter Tomorrow – May 29, 2018

Care Compass Network recently collaborated with Binghamton University School of Social Work to provide SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) training to 17 Master in Social Work students. The training was incorporated into an elective course, “Addictions and Social Work,” and students who completed the […] Read More

Project 4aiii: Building Community Awareness – January 31, 2018

Care Compass Network under Project 4aiii: Strengthening Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder across systems is co-sponsoring the Underage Drinking Prevention Poster contest for all Broome County High School students. Community and school involvement is fundamental in making a true impact on the young people and families within our community. This collaboration between Mirabito Energy Products, Broome County STOP-DWI, Drug Free Communities, Lourdes ADEPT, Binghamton Rumble  Ponies, Care Compass Network, and the school districts will create a unified message to community members about the laws regarding serving minors and will build a stronger community by keeping our young people safe.

Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role of the Health Care Professional in Suicide Prevention – December 8, 2017

Suicide is a critical issues across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health diagnosis. Unfortunately, suicide rates have been climbing over the last several decades, with a 24% increase within the United States over the last 15 years […] Read More

The 5 Stages of Change – November 15, 2017

Breaking the cycle of change begins with a deeper understanding of what the process of change actually looks like. Katherine Schafler, a NYC-based Psychotherapist, explains the 5 stages of changing your behavior; 1. Pre-contemplation, 2. Contemplation, 3. Preparation, 4. Action, and 5. Maintenance. […] Read More

Important Notice – Quarterly Reporting due by October 25th – October 18, 2017

For Partners Contracted to do Project Work: With the first 6 months of DSRIP Year 3 complete, CCN must submit the patient engagement reporting data to the DSRIP Independent Assessor in order to earn performance dollars tied to speed and scale. If you have not submitted your date for April 1st – September 30th 2017, please submit your activity by October 25th. All speed and scale reports or any document (could include a screenshot, email, word document, excel file, etc) that includes PHI should be submitted via the sFTP site. For additional information on the sFTP site, please click here to view the CCN sFTP Guide.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Online Training Program – October 4, 2017

The Center for Practice Innovations is offering a FREE online, interactive SBIRT training for healthcare professionals. This 4-hour online training is an evidence-based approach that identifies patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. The goal of SBIRT is to reduce and prevent related health consequences, disease, accidents and injuries. View the SBIRT training on CCN’s HWapps webpage. Need to create an account? Click here to set up your HWapps account.

National Council for Behavioral Health Educational Videos – September 14, 2017

The National Council for Behavioral Health has produced a series of short, educational videos for the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program to assist PPS network providers with implementing best practices for integrated care. There are four videos: Brief Intervention, Warm Handoff – Motivational Interviewing, Warm Handoff – Anxiety, and Morning Huddle […] Watch Videos

Care Compass Network Supports Partner Organizations Through IT Funding Opportunities – August 24, 2017

Care Compass Network (CCN) can help support partner organizations through approved IT funding opportunities. Currently, programs are in place to assist partners with new implementations of EMR/EHR systems and to provide funding to accommodate […] Read More

Strengthening Mental Health and Substance Abuse Infrastructure Webinar – June 29, 2017

Project Manager, Bouakham Rosetti and Emily  Pape, Director of Population Health provide an understanding of the quality metrics associated with Project 4aiii during DSRIP Year 3 and discuss any project-specific items and changes of the Phase II Appendix C […] Watch Webinar